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Man City seek confidence-boosting win over Arsenal ahead of run-in - Rodri

Man City seek confidence-boosting win over Arsenal ahead of run-in - Rodri

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A point separates the top three teams after 28 games, with Arsenal and Liverpool tied on 64 points

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(Reuters) - Manchester City can set themselves up to succeed once again on multiple fronts and lift their confidence for the season's run-in with a win over title rivals Arsenal in Sunday's blockbuster Premier League clash, midfielder Rodri said.

A point separates the top three teams after 28 games, with Arsenal and Liverpool tied on 64 points and Manchester City in third place with 63 points.

Asked about City's clash against Arsenal, Rodri told reporters: "I'm not saying it's going to be decisive, but it will be very important for our confidence, and we will show them that we are here again.

"It's not just this game that's like a final, it's all of them from now until the end of the season. We're still in every competition, but any game that you lose can practically leave you out of the running.

"Really that's the level that this league demands from you, to reach between 90 and 100 points to be able to win the league. So, we have to win practically every game and that starts against Arsenal, who are currently the league leaders."

Apart from being involved in the Premier League title race, City have also reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League and the FA Cup semi-final.

Rodri did not shy away from discussing the club's ambitions to match last season's historic treble, saying: "Our objective is basically this: if we were able to show that we could win everything we won last season, then why can't we do it again?

"Of course, it's incredibly hard to do, the world of football is very difficult, but we'll take it step by step."