Manchester City midfielder David Silva admits losing just one more Premier League game could cost the champions their title.
City won 2-0 at Arsenal on Sunday afternoon to close back to within seven points of local rivals Manchester United , who had won 2-1 at home to Liverpool earlier in the day.
Goals from Edin Dzeko and James Milner were enough for City to beat Arsenal, who had Laurent Koscielny sent off after just 10 minutes.
City captain Vincent Kompany also saw red late on but the champions saw the game out and Silva believes one slip-up could prove vital in the run-in.
Asked if there was a sense that City could not afford to lose again, he said: "Yes, because if we lose, then suddenly the gap is 10 points and that is when it gets really difficult.
"But if we keep fighting we hope that they will falter."
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