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Arsenal vs Man City: Lineker & Shearer clash over Premier League predictions

The two English greats have made their Premier League predictions.

The 2023/24 campaign kicked off on Friday with reigning champions Manchester City putting three past Burnley.

Arsenal, meanwhile, kicked off their season on Saturday afternoon vs Nottingham Forest.

Arsenal have spent £200m so far this summer as they look to once again challenge for the league title.

When making their title predictions, Alan Shearer opted to go for Man City over Arsenal:

“They already have a problem with Jesus. I would have them have in second,” Shearer said.

“The quality City have, I just expect them to do the same again. They may have a slow start and a little bit of a hangover but they have shown they can recover from that. I can see Arsenal pushing City all the way again.

Lineker, however, disagrees and believes that Mikel Arteta has made the improvements required to get one over on his old mentor: “I said before I thought Arsenal would win it and Jesus has since got injured but I am going to stick with my prediction.

“I think Rice will make a big difference, as will Timber. I think they were unlucky a little bit at the end, losing [defender William] Saliba was huge for them. It’s hard to go against Man City and I haven’t done for two or three years, but I just think Arsenal are going in the right direction. Could be wrong, it’s a bit of a gamble!”

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