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Alan Shearer makes Premier League title prediction after Arsenal beat Newcastle United

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Alan Shearer believes Manchester City still have the edge over Liverpool and Arsenal in the Premier League title race.

Liverpool still lead the way at the top of the table but City are now just a point behind following their 1-0 victory over Bournemouth on Saturday.

Arsenal followed up that result with an impressive 4-1 demolition of Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium, which has put Mikel Arteta’s side two points off top spot.

But despite Arsenal’s dominant displays in recent weeks, Shearer feels City’s experience will be the deciding factor in their race with the Gunners and Liverpool.

‘You’re going to be looking at one team who might not get a great result one week and the other and you think that’s their chance has gone,’ Shearer told Premier League Productions.

‘But I think the one good thing about City is that they’ve been there. They know there’s no panic.

‘Even when they’re not playing well in games and because they’ve got that belief in who and what they are and in what they do, and eventually if they keep doing it they know it’ll work. So there’s no panic from their point of view.

Whereas we know what’s happening to Liverpool at the end of the season with the manager leaving, for that reason they’re under a little bit more pressure.

‘We know what happened to Arsenal last season, so for that reason they’re under pressure.

‘What happens with City is that because they’re so good, because they’re so strong, because they’re been there, they know how to handle that situation.’

Arsenal currently boast the best goal difference between themselves, City and Liverpool but Shearer as questioned whether the lack of a striker will eventually cost Arteta’s side in the title race.

‘They’re scoring from so many different players, different positions, set-pieces, they’re playing some neat and tidy football,’ said Shearer.

‘In front of goal at the minute they’re flying, you look at the last few results, they’re looking really comfortable and impressive in every position. That’s what they have to do and continue to do.

‘Will they miss that key guy in the tight games who might just get that scrappy goal, from half a yard out, the poacher’s goal? We’ll find that out at the end of the season but at the minute it doesn’t seem to be the case.’

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