Manchester City eye Premier League history as Arsenal’s fate hangs in balance

Pep Guardiola's side will face West Ham United while the Gunners will host Everton

By Web Desk
May 19, 2024
Arsenal and Manchester City are once again competing for the Premier League trophy. — AFP

The Premier League season 2023-24 is coming to its end and the winner will be decided on the final matchday, as Arsenal and Manchester City are two only teams who can lift the title.

Man City host West Ham United at the Etihad on Sunday while Arsenal will face Everton at the Emirates Stadium. All eyes would be on the Cityzens’ match as it will determine the winner of the league title.

With 88 points, Man City stay at the Premier League points table summit and they are followed by Arsenal who have 86 points.

Man City can simply claim the league title by beating David Moyes’ side at their home game as a win tonight would take them to 91 points, which would be two more than the Gunners even if they beat Everton.

However, if Guardiola’s men draw the match while Arsenal manage to overcome Everton at home, the Gunners will emerge the winners due to a superior Goal Difference.

No team in the history of the Premier League has won the league title four times in a row. In the past, Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United won three consecutive league titles from 2006 to 2008 but that feat has already been matched by Man City.

While Man City are fighting to win their fourth consecutive league trophy, the Gunners are aiming for their first league title since 2004, when they were crowned champions without losing a single match the entire season under the guidance of Arsene Wenger.

Arteta came close to winning the league title last season when the Gunners stayed on top of the table for the majority of the season but a slip in form in April 2023 saw them dropping eight points within 30 days.

Meanwhile, Guardiola didn't waste the opportunity to take advantage of Arsenal's bad form and soon guided his side to their third successive league title.

Remember, Arteta worked as Guardiola’s assistant at Man City for three years before replacing Unai Emery as Arsenal’s head coach in 2019.