Only a point now separates Mikel Arteta’s side from the Red Devils, who trail them in fifth place.
But the north London club still have three games in hand on Ralf Rangnick’s side and an excellent run of form has helped Arsenal slowly creep up the ladder to put more surety on their top-four claim.
Despite crashing out of both the League Cup and the FA Cup back in January, the Gunners’ form in the league has been exemplary, having only lost one of their last ten matches.
In that time, they’ve secured a possible 25 points out of 30, having won eight of those games while also drawing once to Burnley.
Arteta’s side now sit at a good platform to launch an attack on Chelsea, who are five points ahead of the gunners in third place.
But how do Arsenal compare with other clubs around Europe’s top five divisions?
Well, AFC Stuff have put together a list of the top-performing clubs currently playing across the continent.
The rankings are based on total points won by each team over their last ten league games and there are some surprising additions to the hierarchy, which you can take a look at below.
Most in-form clubs across Europe’s top five leagues
12. Sevilla – 20 points
11. Paris Saint-Germain – 20 points
10. Leipzig – 20 points
9. Dortmund – 20 points
8. Real Madrid – 21 points
7. AC Milan – 21 points
6. OGC Nice – 22 points
5. Juventus – 22 points
4. Bayern Munich – 22 points
3. Liverpool – 23 points
2. Barcelona – 24 points
=1. Manchester City – 25 points
=1. Arsenal – 25 points
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While it is no surprise to see City at the top of the table, Arsenal fans will be impressed at how well their team compares against other sides around Europe.
But it is a testament to how much Arteta’s side have grown this year and could be a forbearance that if they do secure Champions League football this season, they are ready to take on some of the best in the world.
Following them come Spanish giants Barcelona, who have seen a recent resurgence in form under their new manager Xavi, having not lost a game since December 2021.
Meanwhile, Carabao Cup champions Liverpool are still on their quest to become the first English side to claim the quadruple but sit two points shy of Arsenal in the rankings, having recently dropped points to Chelsea, Tottenham and Leicester.
Bayern Munich and Juventus follow them on 22 points, along with Nice, who currently sit second in Ligue 1, three points adrift of PSG at the top of the table.
AC Milan and Real Madrid, who top both of their leagues, trail on 21 points, with all of Dortmund, PSG, Leipzig and Sevilla capping off the rankings on 20 points.