Manchester City have captured their fifth Premier League title in the last six seasons following second-placed Arsenal’s loss to Nottingham Forest on Saturday. This is City’s seventh Premier League title.
The Gunners’ loss leaves City with an unassailable lead of four points at the top of the points table over Arsenal, who have just one match remaining this season. City is at the top with 27 wins, four losses, and four draws in 35 matches. They have a total of 85 points. On the other hand, Arsenal has 25 wins, six losses, and six draws in 37 matches. They have a total of 81 points.
Forest was brilliant with their defence and restricted Arsenal to just a couple of half-chances. With 37 points and nine wins, 10 draws, and 18 losses in 37 games, they are already way ahead of Everton, Leicester, which are battling relegation, and Southampton, which has already received a demotion from the league.
Meanwhile, Arsenal’s failure was a continued reversal of their fortunes after their 3-0 loss to Brighton last weekend. Their title challenge ran out of steam in the final few games as they delivered yet another dismal performance that allowed City to take the title with three games remaining.
Knowing what was at risk after Everton’s stalemate with Wolves, the home fans created a frenzied environment prior to kick-off, with the hosts immediately bombarding Arsenal with long throws and passes into the box. Arsenal fought through the early storm and generated the game’s first scoring chances when Gabriel Jesus had an effort blocked by Keylor Navas and then headed over the bar after a corner.
Manchester City followed their 11-game winning streak as Forest celebrated another year of Premier League football following their promotion last season. Following his side’s win, Forest’ boss Steve Cooper appreciated his side’s never-say-die attitude during a challenging season. “I said to myself, “Try to be your best after a loss’. But it has been good for me. I needed it. You have to suffer to get to where you want to be. That is what the players have done. In an age where it is easy to give up on people, the fans have never done that once, and they have gotten their reward for that,” concluded the boss.