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Big Day in English Premier League Title Race: Sunday’s Matches Crucial

London, March 29 (IANS) – With the Premier League title race heating up, the upcoming weekend will be crucial as Manchester City, Arsenal, and Liverpool all have key matches that could impact their championship hopes. Manchester City will face Arsenal in a highly anticipated clash on Sunday, with Arsenal currently holding a narrow lead at the top of the table.

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City team is facing injury concerns with key players such as Kyle Walker, John Stones, and Manuel Akanji picking up knocks during the international break. While Walker and Akanji may be fit to play on Sunday, Stones is unlikely to feature as Guardiola looks ahead to a crucial UEFA Champions League quarterfinal against Real Madrid.

Meanwhile, Arsenal will travel to the Etihad Stadium in top form, having won their last eight league games. However, coach Mikel Arteta is facing doubts over the fitness of players like Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, and Gabriel Magalhaes, who all have injury concerns ahead of the clash.

Liverpool also have a pivotal match as they take on Brighton with a chance to reclaim the top spot in the league. Jurgen Klopp’s side is dealing with a string of injuries, including key players like Diogo Jota, Andrew Robertson, Curtis Jones, and Trent Alexander-Arnold, adding to the challenge for the team.

On Saturday, the action kicks off with several teams facing the threat of relegation, including Newcastle United, who will be up against West Ham. The battle to avoid relegation is intensified by points deductions for Everton and Nottingham Forest, making every match crucial for teams at the bottom of the table.

In another key fixture, Everton will face Bournemouth in a match where they will be seeking to improve their league position and avoid further points deductions. The weekend’s games also include a clash between Aston Villa and Wolves, as well as Manchester United’s visit to Brentford, where they will need to be wary of Ivan Toney’s threat in the absence of key defenders.

Overall, the upcoming weekend promises to be filled with excitement and drama as the race for the Premier League title and the battle for survival intensify.

–IANS

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