How many wins do Manchester City need to beat Arsenal and win the Premier League?
A look at what is required of Manchester City to win the 2022/23 Premier League title.
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Manchester City have retaken their lead at the top of the Premier League table after their latest win over West Ham. As it stands, Pep Guardiola’s side have regained their spot at the top on 79 points, with another important game in-hand over Arsenal, who now trail with 78.
For a large chunk of the season, it looked as though Mikel Arteta and his men would go on to claim their first league title in 19 years. However, some slippery results have seen the gap between them and Man City close, and now the reigning champions have the opportunity to snatch the glory away in the final few matches.
With just a handful of fixtures left in the 2022/23 season, here’s a look at what City need to do in order to wrap up the title and add another trophy to their growing cabinet.
What do Man City need to win the Premier League?
Arsenal have just four teams left to play before the season ends — Newcastle United, Brighton and Hove Albion, Nottingham Forest, and Wolves. If they win each of their remaining matches, they will finish with a grand total of 90 points. Man City will need to assume the Gunners will not drop a point between now and the end of the season, and also look to run for a perfect streak.
However, thanks to their games in-hand, City have some wiggle room. They have capitalised with their win over West Ham, and now have five fixtures left, meaning the Citizens could finish their season on a maximum of 94 points.
They also have a superior goal difference of +15 over Arsenal — if they remain ahead on goal ratio, City can afford to lose a match and draw one, or draw four matches, and still be crowned champions.
Without factoring in goal difference, City could lose a match, or draw three, but win the rest and still take home the title, even if Arsenal win every game left to play this season.
Man City play West Ham United next, and a win will surely set them up for their remaining games. After their Etihad clash this evening, they will take on relegation candidates Leeds United and Everton, before facing Chelsea, Brighton, and then rounding the season off against Brentford.