Former Manchester City boss Kevin Keegan believes that the Premier League is now a “two-horse race” between Manchester United and Arsenal after Manchester City’s 1-1 draw with Fulham on Sunday.
That result, coupled with United’s 4-0 win over Wigan on Saturday, means that City are 10 points behind their local rivals, and six off Arsenal, having played one match more.
“We are definitely into a two-horse race now” Keegan told BBC Radio FiveLive.
“The points they have dropped and the games they have dropped them in. They just let themselves down.”
A top-four finish in the Premier League is crucial for Manchester City in order to ensure qualification for next season’s lucrative Champions League, and in turn to keep the club progressing.
However, having lost at Aston Villa and drawn with Birmingham in the last four weeks, Keegan says that the side, despite containing the likes of Carlos Tevez, Yaya Toure and David Silva, aren’t ready for a title bid.
“You look at the fixtures and you think ‘well they will beat Fulham at home’ and they don’t,” added the former England boss.
“Maybe that’s the fact they have just been thrown together a little bit too quickly and maybe it’s a good thing that you can’t just do that.
“It’s a two-horse race now and obviously after getting beaten yesterday Arsenal have got a tough trip to Barcelona, which I can’t see them coming through, so the league and FA Cup is all they’ve got left.”