How Manchester City winning today could actually benefit Arsenal

Arsenal's Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Arsenal's Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images) /

Manchester City host Leicester City this evening in the Premier League. It’s a fixture which the home side are tipped to win quite comfortably, despite their hefty run of fixtures. Fresh from beating Bavarian giants Bayern Munich by a comfortable 3-0, the Foxes this evening seem like easy pickings. Although, with the away side battling relegation, we know it’s not as easy as looking at form alone. One set of fans who’ll be keeping a keen eye on this evening’s fixture is Arsenal. While the fanbase isn’t exactly counting on Leicester to do them a favour, they have excellently picked out a statistic which gives them a feeling of comfort.

According to Football London, Manchester City winning this fixture might actually benefit Arsenal, despite the two teams in a tight race for the Premier League title. If you’re a superstitious Gunner, you’ll be happy to hear that the last two times which Leicester City have been relegated, Arsenal have won the league.

Therefore, a loss for Leicester would push them further towards guaranteed relegation, if results for the teams surrounding them go to plan. Although, with Arsenal also facing a relegation-battling side in West Ham, I don’t think this superstitious record will make Arteta sacrifice any points this weekend.

So, there we have it. If Leicester are relegated this season, then it’s confirmed that Arsenal will definitely win the league. Yes!

Sike. If only it was that easy.

The truth is, this title race is going to go right down to the wire. Neither team have an easy run-in of fixtures, with the big title decider set to occur between them in a few weeks. What Arsenal do benefit from, though, is more rest time before fixtures, since City are still in three competitions compared to Arsenal’s one.

Who do you think will win the Premier League title this season?