Arsenal: How Arteta’s Team Can Still Win Premier League Title Despite Tottenham’s Loss to Man City

Arsenal: How Arteta’s Team Can Still Win Premier League Title Despite Tottenham’s Loss to Man City

Elijah Odetokun
May 15, 2024 at 11:17 AM
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  • Manchester City beat Tottenham to move to the top of the table
  • The Premier League title race will go down to the final matchday
  • Arsenal are still in the title picture if some results go their way

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Manchester City beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 to move to the top of the Premier League table, two points ahead of title rivals Arsenal ahead of the final matchday.

Had Spurs won against City, it would have put their rivals’ destiny back in their own hands ahead of the last match, but the North Londoners faltered.

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Mikel Arteta passing instructions to Arsenal players during their 1-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford on May 12, 2024. Photo by David Price.
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Per Sporting News, yesterday’s victory was Pep Guardiola's side's first in five attempts at the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium, and they did it when it mattered.

For Arsenal, it was the second time they had counted on their rivals to give them an advantage in the title race, and they failed after their 2-1 loss to Manchester United in the 1998/99 season.

How Arsenal could win Premier League title

City go into the final day with their destiny in their own hands. If they beat West Ham, they could be English champions for the fourth consecutive time.

Arsenal are down but not out, as some instances could see them crowned champions for the first time since the 2003/04 season, and it starts with City losing to West Ham.

If Manchester City don't win against West Ham, the Gunners will have a chance with different scenarios.

If City lose to the Hammers, it presents Arsenal's best chance to win. They'll also need to win to go a point clear of Pep Guardiola's side and win the title.

If City draw and Arsenal beat Everton, the two teams will be tied on points, and Arteta's men will be champions because they have a superior goal difference.

Per premierleague.com, there were five tiebreakers in case both teams finish on the same point:

- Goal difference.

- Goals scored.

- Total points scored by the relevant teams in head-to-head matches between the title rivals.

- Most away goals scored in the head-to-head matches.

- Playoff match at a neutral stadium, the format, timing and venue of which shall be determined by the Premier League Board.

Moyes offers little hope to Arsenal

Sports Brief reported that David Moyes offers little hope to Arsenal ahead of the final matchday when West Ham can force a result against Manchester City.

The Scottish boss admits it will be difficult to stop even City’s U14 teams if a title is on the line but promises that his players will deliver a professional performance.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.