Robbie Savage questions whether Manchester City will now make top four

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Manchester City and Arsenal have both faltered of late.

Popular pundit Robbie Savage feels Manchester City are out of the title race and are now in danger of missing out on a place in the top four, he wrote in his column for the Mirror.

The Citizens recently won the League Cup, making it three trophies in as many seasons for out-going boss Manuel Pellegrini.

However, their league form has gone off the rails with three successive defeats and as such they find themselves in fourth position, ten points adrift of league leaders Leicester City.

Savage, writing in his column for the Mirror, believes they are no longer title contenders and questions on current form whether they will have enough to finish in the top four.

“They were so poor at Liverpool in midweek that not only do I think their title challenge is going to fall short, I am not absolutely certain they will even finish in the top four,” Savage wrote.

“Ultimately, I think they will make it, but they had better not take their foot off the gas - otherwise they could face the unthinkable prospect of Pep Guardiola taking over in the summer with no Champions League football to welcome him.”

City’s title bid was halted due to back-to-back home defeats to rivals Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur and they followed that up with a miserable 3-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield in midweek.

Their wretched run of form leaves Pellegrini’s side in 47 points, ahead of city-rivals Manchester United only on goal difference with the two teams still to play at the Etihad Stadium.

City, having played one game less, do have a fairly straight-forward run-in with the exception of United and Arsenal to visit the Etihad and a trip to Chelsea, therefore a top four spot should be achieved.

That said, a number of players are not at the races and with a place in the Champions League quarter-finals all-but assured, perhaps the distractions of Europe could see their domestic form continue to falter.

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