Manchester City eye Premier League history as Arsenal dare to dream

Sun, May 19, 2024
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A preview by Abdullahi Shuaibu 

MANCHESTER City today stand on the brink of a historic fourth successive Premier League title, but Arsenal lie in wait hoping for a last-gasp slip from the leaders on Sunday.

Arsenal, who finished second last year, must beat Everton this evening (4pm) and hope City fail to win against West Ham, if they are to end their 20-year wait for the title.

Mikel Arteta’s men have set a club record by winning 27 Premier League games this season, but that still might not be enough to dethrone City. 

Arteta was quoted by the English media as saying: “We have to give ourselves the opportunity to live a beautiful day on Sunday, where the dream is still alive and is possible.”

The Arsenal manager added: “It’s football and once we are there we just have to live the moment.”

Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola’s all-conquering team go into the final day of the season with a two-point lead over second-placed Arsenal thanks to an eight-game winning streak. 

City, who host West Ham knowing a win will seal the title, are hot favourites to set a new standard for dominance in English football. 

Arsenal, at home to Everton in their final game, have been near flawless themselves in 2024, with 15 wins and one draw, away to City, in 17 league matches.

However, the Gunners’ costly 2-0 defeat against Aston Villa last month became a daymare and nightmare in a thrilling title race.

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May 19, 2024

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