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Arsenal dealt title race blow as Premier League confirm fixture scheduling decision

The Gunners have found out when they will be playing Wolves away which could have an impact on their title hopes

Arsenal have been dealt a potential blow in the title race after Wolves’ exit from the FA Cup.

The Gunners are not in action this weekend as the team they were supposed to play, Chelsea, are facing Leicester City in the FA Cup quarter-finals. This meant that Mikel Arteta was forced to watch on as Wolves faced off against Coventry in a pulsating fixture on Saturday afternoon.

Gary O’Neil’s side fell behind in controversial fashion to an Ellis Simms goal, before seemingly completing a late comeback when Hugo Bueno added to Rayan Ait Nouri’s equaliser to make it 2-1 in the 88th minute. Then, with their spot at Wembley seemingly booked Coventry struck back again with two goals in stoppage time to complete a remarkable turnaround that could have a big impact on Arsenal.

The Gunners have been dealt a brutal fixture list for the run-in this season. Having drawn Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter finals and then one of Real Madrid or Manchester City potentially in the semis, they’re going to have do it the hard way if they want to be top dogs in Europe. Equally their Premier League run in looks daunting with trips to Old Trafford, the Amex and the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium all to come as Arsenal seek to fend off City and Liverpool to claim a first title in 20 years

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