The Gunners defeated the Reds 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday (February 4), narrowing the gap between themselves and the leaders to two points. Meanwhile, the Cityzens are five points behind the Merseyside outfit but have two games in hand.
Pep Guardiola’s side will have the opportunity to go level on points with the north Londoners when they face Brentford on Monday (February 5). Despite Arsenal’s monumental win, Keane said (via Daily Mail):
“I think having watched the game I know that Liverpool have had an off day and Arsenal are still nice on the eye but I still couldn’t see these two teams finishing ahead of Man City. I just can’t.”
“Listen, I’ve been proved wrong before but when you look where City are and of course you have De Bruyne coming back, Haaland’s available I don’t see them two teams going right to the end that I think in terms of keeping up with Man City I just can’t see it.”
The Cityzens have proven that they can win the title after chasing for long periods. Last season, they beat Mikel Arteta’s side to the trophy by five points after the Gunners led the way for 248 days.
Should Manchester City win the Premier League this year, it would mark their fourth consecutive triumph in the English top flight. Liverpool were the last team to pip Manchester City to the Premier League in the 2019/20 campaign.