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02nd Apr 2024

Thomas Frank explains why Man City vs Arsenal was ‘boring’

Callum Boyle

Thomas Frank

We were all thinking it tbf

Thomas Frank is the latest person to say that Manchester City’s game against Arsenal was “boring”.

The top of the table clash between the two was one of the most anticipated of the season but it failed to deliver as both teams looked desperate not to lose.

In the end it finished as a goalless draw at the Etihad Stadium, putting Liverpool in pole position to win the Premier League at the end of the season.

Many people felt that the fixture failed to live up to the hype and the Brentford explained why he wasn’t entertained.

“I looked forward to watching the game. Two of the three best teams in the world not only in the Premier League right now,” he said during his press conference ahead of the Bees’ game against Brighton on Wednesday.

“So I watched it but I think they cancelled each other out. I admire both [Mikel] Arteta and Pep [Guardiola] hugely for the jobs they are doing. Same style of play, same tweaks, same strategy.

“Honestly, boring in the end. But of course, world class players, they were on it no doubt about that.”

Title out of Man City’s hands?

For the first time in what feels like a long time, this isn’t a title that lies in the hands of Man City.

Without question, they’ve been one of the best sides in the world and more often than not, have walked to the league title.

However Sunday proved that there is more than one dog in this title fight – two to be exact.

Both Liverpool and Arsenal sit above the reigning champions but have no games in hands. They actually have to rely on sides dropping points in oder to lift the title.

Liverpool have shown multiple times this season that they can recover from setbacks and defy the odds, even when not firing on all cylinders.

Arsenal meanwhile are one year older and wiser after last year’s title capitulation and lose to City at all this campaign.

All three have nine games left to end the season top and for the first time in a long time, it feels like we have an actual title race on our hands. Bring it on.

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