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When will Man City play games-in-hand over Arsenal? Date for Brighton clash up in the air amid Champions League success

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Apr 22, 2023
When will Man City play game-in-hand over Arsenal? Date for Brighton clash up in the air amid Champions League success


Manchester City will continue to hunt Premier League leaders Arsenal as the title race looks set to go down to the wire.

Pep Guardiola’s defending champions have now closed the gap to the Gunners to five points and they also have two games-in-hand.

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Man City are on a lethal run of form

City beat Leicester 3-1 last weekend before Arsenal dropped points against West Ham and Southampton, making it three without a win for the Gunners.

The Citizens know regardless of other results, they have a guaranteed chance to further reduce the gap to Arsenal when the two sides play each other next week.

And that would give City the edge in the title race heading into their games-in-hand due to the club’s superior goal difference.

When will Man City play game-in-hand over Arsenal?

As of yet, the Premier League have not confirmed the date for City to play their first game-in-hand against Brighton.

The Etihad outfit were set to face the high-flying Seagulls just four days before facing Arsenal on Saturday, April 22.

But the fixture was postponed with City in FA Cup semi-final action at Wembley against Sheffield United instead, and it’s live on talkSPORT

Agbonlahor has backed Man City win the league

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Agbonlahor has backed Man City win the league


Confirmation of a new date to face Brighton will prove tricky with City’s Champions League success.

Erling Haaland and co are into the Champions League semi-finals after a 4-1 aggregate win over Bayern Munich.

They will now be on European duty on May 9 and May 16 against Real Madrid, two days after the Mancunians’ battles with Leeds and Everton in the Premier League, respectively.

This leaves only the week commencing May 22 for domestic bosses to organise City’s game against Brighton.

City face Chelsea on Saturday, May 20 before the Premier League season finishes on Sunday, May 28 with a trip to Brentford.

The most probable date for City vs Brighton is, therefore, Wednesday, May 24.

Meanwhile, City’s other game-in-hand at home against West Ham will take place on Wednesday, May 3.

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