5 things we learned from the latest Premier League gameweek

The latest Premier League gameweek draws to a close on Monday, January 23.

There were a number of high-profile matches that played out over this past weekend.

We also saw some interesting relegation scraps and the battle for 4th-place heat up.

Here are five things we learned from the latest Premier League gameweek.

Haaland does not make Manchester City worse

After Manchester City’s mini dip in form, many social media fans suggested that Erling Haaland had made the Sky Blues worse.

However, Sunday’s showing vs Wolves proved that was certainly not the case.

City came away with a 3-0 win and Erling Haaland scored all three goals. He is now the fastest player to score four PL hat-tricks – doing so in 19 games when the previous record was 65 games.

Liverpool are in dire need of a rebuild

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool played out a bore draw with Chelsea on Saturday afternoon.

Neither side looked at their best, but Liverpool were pretty woeful.

The Reds lacked any sort of cohesive pressing, they had an ageing James Milner at right-back for much of the game and their attackers failed to create any real chances.

It is becoming more and more obvious that the Reds need a Chelsea/Arsenal-style rebuild this summer.

Arsenal may go all the way

Despite their many doubters (mostly all the Manchester United pundits), Arsenal continue to win.

The Gunners beat Manchester United 3-2 on Sunday to cap off a sensational first half of the campaign, winning 50 points from 19 games.

If Arsenal match that pace in the second half of the season, they will equal Manchester City’s centurion campaign in 2017/18.

Southampton will probably go down

Even after bringing in a new manager, Southampton continue to struggle.

The Saints’ latest outing saw them lose 1-0 to Aston Villa at home.

This means they are now on 15 points after over half a season, making the magic 40-point mark a very unlikely achievement in their remaining 18 games.

Newcastle need a bigger squad

Newcastle’s impressive record of one defeat in the league this season continues into the next gameweek.

However, after their 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace - and other results in the last month - it is clear that the Magpies need some more depth in their squad if they are to turn their many draws into wins.

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.

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