Thierry Henry states his prediction for Arsenal v Man City

Thierry Henry says Arsenal's clash with Manchester City will "decide nothing" in the Premier League title race

Thierry Henry believes that Monday’s crunch Premier League clash between Arsenal and Manchester City will not decide the destination of the title – because neither team has been consistent enough.

The Gunners head into the game in second place in the top flight table and a single point ahead of City as the hectic festive period looms large.

Arsenal have been tipped by many as genuine contenders for this season’s Premier League title, with Arsene Wenger’s men aiming to win the top-flight trophy for the first time since their famous unbeaten triumph back in the 2003-04 campaign.

However, Arsenal legend Henry has moved to play down the significance of Monday’s clash in the overall picture of the title race.

Former striker Henry wrote in his column for The Sun: “The game at The Emirates should have been first versus second and a match which would have a huge outcome on the destiny of the Premier League.

“But it will decide nothing because neither team has been consistent enough.

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“I will be fascinated to see which City team turns up at The Emirates.

“Will it be the side which won at Seville in the Champions League or the one overrun by Liverpool and taken apart at Stoke?”

FA Cup holders Arsenal, who were 2-0 winners at Aston Villa last weekend, have been drawn against Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League.

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