Man City or Arsenal: Inside Details of Where the Premier League Trophy Will Be on Final Day

Man City or Arsenal: Inside Details of Where the Premier League Trophy Will Be on Final Day

Martin Moses
May 15, 2024 at 7:00 AM
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  • One of Manchester City or Arsenal will win the 2023/2024 Premier League trophy
  • Manchester City will win it if they beat West Ham, regardless of what Arsenal do
  • Sports Brief looks at the title celebration plans and where the main trophy will be

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For the 10th time in the decorated history of the English Premier League, the winner of the title will be decided on the final day.

There have been dramatic final days in the past, including the famous 'Aguerooo' moment and Ilkay Gundogan's brace against Aston Villa two years ago.

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Ilkay Gundogan poses with the 2021/2022 Premier League trophy after scoring twice against Aston Villa to win the title for Manchester City on the final day. Photo by Michael Regan.
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If that is anything to go by, the season's final day on May 19 is bound to follow a similar script as Manchester City looks to beat Arsenal to the tape and win a record-breaking fourth consecutive title.

It is advantage Manchester City heading into the weekend after the champions beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 on May 14 to go two points clear at the top.

The Citizens will host West Ham as Arsenal welcome Sean Dyche to the Emirates Stadium, hoping for a favour from Declan Rice's former team.

Where will the Premier League trophy be on the final day?

The expectation is rife that Pep Guardiola's side will see it through and win a sixth title in seven years, but crazier things have happened in football.

Where will the Premier League send the trophy? Will it be at the Etihad and flown to Emirates if Manchester City fail to win it? Or will one stadium have a replica? What about the medals and stage?

Sports Brief seeks to answer these questions.

All you need to know about the Premier League trophy

For starters, there won't be a replica trophy. The Premier League has two trophies and thus one trophy will be at the Etihad and the Emirates. The trophies are identical in every sense in that their bases are engraved with the winners of past editions.

The champions usually return the trophy to the Premier League three weeks before the end of the season. Manchester City will be hoping to take it back once again.

Apart from the trophies, the Premier League will also send out 40 medals to each stadium. The medals are for every player who made at least five appearances in the title-winning season and for the officials as the club sees fit. More medals can be provided if requested but must be approved by the Premier League board in cases where more than 39 players made more than five appearances.

The runners-up do not get medals.

The trophy is based on the design of the Three Lions of English football. Two of the lions are on either side of the handles. When the captain lifts the trophy above his head, he becomes the third lion.

How heavy is the Premier League trophy?

It weighs approximately 25.4 kg and is made up of solid sterling silver.

The Premier League will also prepare stages and fireworks for celebration at each stadium. Mail Sport adds that after the winner lifts the trophy, it will be handed back to an engraver to add their name before it is handed back to the champion. Afterwards, as already explained, they keep the trophy until three weeks from the end of the next season.

So, will the trophy have red or light blue ribbons on Sunday?

Why all EPL games start at the same time on final day

Sports Brief has also explained why all EPL games begin at the same time on the final day.

Arsenal will welcome Everton as Manchester City host West Ham in the Premier League title race.

The battle for the remaining European spots is also most likely to be decided on May 19.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)
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