BR - Since a big investment was made at Manchester City, the Citizens have been looked at in a completely different light. With essentially unlimited amounts of cash and the ability to bring in some of the best players in the world, they should be able to claim the title with ease.
I fancy Arsenal to beat City this time out like end of last season.
Actually City probably still start favourites. They have looked better recently, but not against quality opposition. I am not convinced they are anywhere near as good as they were this time last season, and they'll have to beat Arsenal convincingly to change that.
Of course Arsenal have struggled too and are no longer top class opposition. But they have plenty of quality left in there to trouble City on a bad day.
I think the key will be whether City's midfield pairing performs without Yaya Toure. If Barry goes in there, maybe with Garcia or Milner- whoever, then they both have to turn it on.
Cos if Arteta and Wilshere are allowed to get hold of it, they will boss City. Toure is just sooooo crucial to Man City.