Gary Lineker’s fresh Man City prediction after title - Man Utd, Arsenal & Liverpool will hope it comes true
Gary Lineker has had his say on Manchester City’s latest Premier League title after the Blues secured top spot on Wednesday night.
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Pep Guardiola’s men were expecting to secure the title during their home clash with Chelsea on Sunday, but a shock defeat for the Gunners against Nottingham Forest has mathematically sealed top spot for the Blues. It completes a superb comeback title win for City, who have defended their crown for a second successive season.
Arsenal were runaway leaders this season, but an incredible run of form, particularly in the second half of the season, has seen Guardiola’s men make top spot their own again.
Reactions to the news have been puring in on Saturday night, and Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker has had his say. But while he congratulated the Blues on their latest title win, Lineker has also sent a warning over the future and what one without Guardiola might look like.
“Congratulations to @ManCity on winning yet another title,” he tweeted. “Their 5th in 6 years. They’re very dominant at present, but suspect that will change post Pep.”
Guardiola remains under contract until the summer of 2025 for now, but there have been questions over the whether the Spaniard might choose to walk away should he win the treble with City this season, keeping in mind the Blues still have the FA Cup and Champions League final to play. Guardiola has played down those claims, having only recently extended his deal, but he will have achieved everything but for the Club World Cup and Super Cup should the treble be won this season.
Neverthless, Lineker’s prediction will give hope to the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United, who will all be hoping to push City for the title next season and beyond, whether Guardiola is still in charge or not.