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Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer is the Premier League's all-time top scorer with 260 goals and a leading TV pundit from the BBC's flagship football programme Match of the Day. Euro '96 Golden Boot winner Alan will be sharing his thoughts on all things football every week throughout the 2018/19 season.

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Alan Shearer on Man City v Arsenal and the Gunners’ title chances

Coral ambassador and all-time top Premier League scorer Alan Shearer took the time to sit down for an exclusive interview ahead of this weekend’s headlining Man City v Arsenal battle.

So, watch below for Shearer’s thoughts on who will come out on top in the Sunday clash and also for the former England skipper’s views on whether the Gunners can win the PL title.

Man City v Arsenal: Shearer’s thoughts

Shearer on Arsenal as title challengers:

While, we’ve also picked out the most insightful quotes from the leading pundit for punters’ perusal, so enjoy the read below…

“Both teams can’t afford to be beaten”

Hosts Manchester City and travelling team Arsenal have been in hot and cold form over recent matchweeks, so meet having both suffered blips as they strive to stay in touch with Chelsea at the top of the Premier League standings.

Speaking of City’s recent wobble, Shearer said of Pep Guardiola: “I still think he’s shuffling his pack because I don’t think he has a clue what his best team is yet.

Alan Shearer provides his views on Man City v Arsenal.

Alan Shearer provides his views on Man City v Arsenal.

“I think they are struggling to understand the manager’s ideas and he is struggling to get the best out of the City players.

“Both teams can’t afford to be beaten on Sunday,” added the ex-striker, as City and the Gunners languish seven and six points behind league leaders Chelsea respectively.

“It’s a hugely important game… it wouldn’t surprise me if it was a draw, but you’re not gonna let me get away with that so I’m going to say an Arsenal win.”

“Against Everton they looked flaky again”

Continuing on with the Arsenal theme, Shearer also told Coral about his views on the Londoners’ title chances…

“What would concern me with Arsenal is one of their new players [Shkodran] Mustafi [is injured]… has been brilliant all season and that’s one of the reasons why they have looked and been much harder to beat.”

Can Arsenal challenge for the Premier League title? See what Shearer has to say.

Can Arsenal challenge for the Premier League title? See what Shearer has to say.

“But against Everton they looked flaky again with balls coming into the box,” continued former PL winner Shearer.

“A ball came in from Leighton Baines and [Seamus] Coleman’s there with a free header, no-one around him. For the winner from Ashley Williams, ball from a corner, no-one around him, now that hasn’t happened with Mustafi in the team and that would be a concern for Arsene Wenger I’m pretty sure.”

“They can’t afford to have two defeats on the spin,” finished Coral’s ambassador. Man City and Arsenal duel at 16:00 GM on Sunday, December 18th.


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