Arsenal adds and continues to lead the Premier | Sports

Add and follow Arsenal in their challenge to unseat Manchester City, the champion of four of the last five Premier League. The team led by Mikel Arteta solved (0-1) an ambush in Leicester, where the 2016 champion now engaged in permanence raised a complicated battle resolved with a goal from Martinelli at the start of the second half. The victory of the leader of the English championship came just before Manchester City began their duel at the home of Bournemouth, an appointment resolved on the fast track with four goals in 50 minutes (1-4). Haaland saw the door again and already has 27 goals in the championship to beat Agüero’s record as the team’s top scorer in a League championship. There are still thirteen games to play for the current Premier League champion.

Arsenal still have a notch to cover compared to City. And if he adds the points against Everton next Wednesday at the Emirates, he will be five points ahead of his pursuers in the fight for the title. A goal from Martinelli was enough for him to take a step forward in difficult times and his people celebrated loudly with a tune that is already popular in north London: “We have Super Mikel Arteta. He knows what we need!” Arsenal fans sing. “The victory is important because we gained in confidence,” said the Basque coach at the end of a game that his team controlled with more sufficiency than the score showed. “We dominated from start to finish and hardly conceded any chances. We were a mature team”, settled the Arsenal coach, who has won his last two league games after three winless games.

The battle between the two best teams in the Premier continues with a guest who has been awaited for several weeks. Phil Foden, who at just 22 years old played his 200th Premier League game, returned to his best level to lead Manchester City with a goal and an assist in their duel against Bournemouth. “We need him with his work ethic. It is very important for us and it will return little by little”, Pep Guardiola pointed out after City’s victory, which will start March with three home games against Newcastle, West Ham United and Liverpool in their fight for leadership.

Arsenal’s calendar also forces them to be strong at home. Four of his next five matches will be played at the Emirates against Everton, Bournemouth, Crystal Place and Leeds United. In between, a duel against Fulham in which he should not leave London. The leader of the Premier will not leave home during the month of March, a time that seems decisive for his aspirations.

The third in contention, Manchester United, postpones its match this day against the uncomfortable Brentford at Old Trafford until April 5. This Sunday he has an appointment at Wembley against Newcastle with the League Cup at stake. Not even that consolation remains for Liverpool, who did not go beyond a draw on their visit to Crystal Palace (0-0) and is already 21 points behind the leader and six from Tottenham, which is installed in fourth place and receives Chelsea for complete a day that seems to be a transition at the top, but once again tricky at the rear of the table, where Everton, who fell to Aston Villa (0-2) at home, falls back to relegation places with Bournemouth and Southampton, bottom club defeated Leeds (1-0) with a goal from Junior Firpo, a former Betis player.

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