Chelsea lost to Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon at the Bridge, and the onus was on Manchester City to capitalise on Chelsea’s slip and close the gap on the league leaders just as Tottenham did.
However, City could only get a point against the Gunners as they played a 2-2 draw.
With 11 points separating Chelsea and Manchester City, Pep Guardiola told Sky Sports after the game: “We want to win, but we were not able to make a perfect performance. Still there are a lot of games, nine games to play, but it’s now so difficult to be in front.
“Yesterday Chelsea lost, and we were not able to win. For Arsenal it is the same. It’s game-by-game.
“Anything can happen. We know what we have to do against Chelsea [on Wednesday]. We head back to Manchester to prepare and then back down to London.”
City are currently 4th on the table, and 11 points separate them and Chelsea. The two sides will lock horns at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.