Arsenal wanted no less than one level to remain mathematically alive within the title race however ended on the dropping aspect in opposition to Forest. Arsenal’s defeat ensured a fifth title in six seasons for the Pep Guardiola aspect.
Metropolis, on 85 factors, tackle Chelsea at house on Sunday with three video games to play. Arsenal, however, are on 81 factors with only one recreation left.
It’s Metropolis’s seventh Premier League title since they have been purchased by Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan in 2008 and they’re now simply two wins away from finishing a treble solely beforehand obtain by Manchester United in 1999.
Metropolis face Manchester United within the FA Cup ultimate on June 3 and per week later tackle Inter Milan within the Champions League ultimate — beginning massive favourites in each video games.
Whereas Arsenal have threatened to knock Metropolis off their perch this season, all of it proved an phantasm in the long run as Pep Guardiola’s aspect once more proved relentless within the run-in.
Since dropping to Tottenham Hotspur on Feb. 5 they’ve taken 40 factors from the subsequent 42 on supply and have gained their final 11 matches. They’ve additionally comprehensively crushed Arsenal house and away.
If Metropolis win their final three video games they are going to attain 94 factors, not as many because the totals they achieved in 2017-18 and 2018-19, Guardiola’s first two league titles.
However the way in which they’ve completed the season suggests the hole between them and the remaining is widening.
Arsenal should be content material with the runners-up spot and a return to the Champions League after a five-year absence.
However supervisor Mikel Arteta can have a lot to ponder as he analyses how the Gunners buckled below Metropolis’s relentless strain. Defeat at Forest means Arsenal have gained solely two of their final eight matches within the league.
(With inputs from Reuters)