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Match point in the Premier League title race: Manchester City can become champions this weekend

The Premier League title can be won this matchday. This weekend the English Premier League can know its champion if Arsenal loses against Nottingham Forest on Saturday. Should the Gunners not lose against Forest, Manchester City will be champions of the Premier League if they beat Chelsea at the Etihad tomorrow.

Despite the fact that the scales seem to be tipped towards the Citizens, Arteta is still dreaming of lifting the league title, despite the fact that his team has a game in hand on their opponents. "We can still be champions against the best team in the history of the Premier League. We've held them off in the title race for more than 10 months and, with two games to go, we're still in the fight," he said ahead of the game.

Los jugadores del Manchester City celebran un gol

Los jugadores del Manchester City celebran un golJon SuperAP

Arteta's numbers work for him even though he has everything against him: City must lose all three of their remaining matches (Chelsea, Brighton next Wednesday and Brentford the following Sunday) and the London side must beat their last two opponents, Forest and Wolves, against whom they will close the 2022/23 season next week. A bleak outlook for a team that started April at the top of the table, eight points ahead of Manchester City, who had a game in hand.

Pep Guardiola's men have been able to turn the situation around and enjoy the first weekend where the ball is in their court to win, something that seemed very far away throughout the league.

Los jugadores del Arsenal se lamentan tras un partido

Los jugadores del Arsenal se lamentan tras un partidoNEIL HALLEFE

No slacking

Guardiola, happy with the tremendous form of his team, with which they can win the treble, says they still have to put the finishing touch to the season.

"Now comes the most difficult part. I compare it to tennis players, who say that serving to win Wimbledon is the most difficult point they face. We have to close out the league title," Pep said in the run-up to a league that has reached the decisive phase in tremendous form: they have won the last 11 games, while Arsenal have won only two of their last seven matches.

"If they had kept the same pace as in the first round, it would not have been possible to catch them, but they lost some points... and we were there," Guardiola concluded.

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