“Basically it appears now that it’s a three-way race between our opponents tomorrow, plus Arsenal and Leicester City. Right now, I would go for City to win the title. There are some doubts, though.” he wrote.
“Away from home they have not always been that impressive. They win some of those games with something to spare but in between there are draws, even defeats.
“The same goes for Arsenal. Just when you think they will open up a gap at the top, they also draw or lose a game. To be fair, the most consistent team is Leicester.”
After winning five straight games without conceding a goal at the beginning of the campaign, West Ham ended City’s sublime start with a shock 2-1 victory at the Etihad Stadium.
Manuel Pellegrini’s men have stumbled since then, with the absence of Vincent Kompany, Sergio Aguero and David Silva at various stages seriously hampering their ability to win games.
During City's struggles, Arsenal have profited with a run of good results, although they haven’t managed to shake off the attentions of Leicester, who continue to surprise.
The Premier League title race is as wide open as it has ever been during the modern era, and one could argue that the Gunners and even Tottenham Hotspur may not get a better chance.
The Hammers aren’t too far behind in sixth spot, but a place in the top four is more realistic for Bilic’s side whereas City with the money they’ve spent will see it as a great failure if they don’t win the title.