Manchester City have done it again. Arsenal’s loss at Nottingham Forest on Saturday means City cannot be caught at the top of the table.
City have won their third Premier League title in a row. They are only the second team ever to do that in the Premier League after bitter rivals Manchester United.
Pep Guardiola’s dominant men have made it look easy at times in the toughest league in the world over the past few years. They were five points behind Arsenal going into Christmas and even eight points behind at one point later in the season.
Arsenal led the Premier League for over 90% of the season, but it was Manchester City who took the lead in the last phase of the season, almost as if they knew exactly what to do when it mattered the most.
Ever since the Premier League resumed after the World Cup in December, City established their dominance and went on to leapfrog Arsenal to the title with 3 games remaining.
City have now won the Premier League five times in the last six seasons. This is the 7th premier league title for the club.
Club captain Ilkay Gundogan said: “The Premier League is without doubt the most demanding and competitive league in the world so that tells you everything about what an achievement this is.”
City’s record-breaking forward Erling Haaland has spearheaded the title charge having already scored 36 goals this season. Kevin De Bruyne is arguably always their most important player though. The ever-impressive Belgian has 16 assists, the most this season.
Manchester City currently have both the best offensive and defensive record in the league. They have scored 92 goals and conceded only 31 in their 35 games. Nobody can argue against the dominance that City have displayed on the way to claim their 7th title.
City also have moved closer to their goal of claiming the treble at the end of the season. Already in the final of the FA Cup and the Champions League, they are essentially only 2 wins away from achieving the historic feat.
It was a step eventually too far for Arsenal, who dreamt of becoming the youngest ever team to lift the Premier League title. Mikel Arteta’s men have a lot to be proud of though as they provided the spectators with an enticing title race against all odds.