When can Man City be crowned Premier League champions? Plus Arsenal remaining fixtures

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Sunday’s Premier League results mean there’s now a feeling of when, not if, Manchester City will become champions this season.

After a back-and-forth contest this season against Arsenal, a run of 11 straight league wins has seen City take a firm grip of first place, while in contrast the Gunners have won just two out the last seven. Their latest slip up came on Sunday as Mikel Arteta’s side were beaten 3-0 at home to European-chasing Brighton & Hove Albion.

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Just a few hours earlier City had moved a further three points clear at the league summit, with Ilkay Gundogan netting a brace and Erling Haaland helping himself to a customary goal in a 3-0 victory over Everton at Goodison Park. That win saw City establish a four-point gap to Arsenal and Pep Guardiola’s men still have a game in hand.

It means City need just three more points to be confirmed as champions for a third straight year - something only Manchester United have achieved in the Premier League era. But when will that happen? We take a look at when City could be mathematically assured of a first-place finish.

When could Man City be confirmed as champions?

The Blues could be crowned as champions without kicking another ball, given Arsenal play next in the league. Should Nottingham Forest win at the City Ground when the Gunners travel there on Saturday night, then Guardiola’s men will have first place wrapped up.

However, if Arsenal win next weekend, then all eyes will be on the Etihad on Sunday as City host Chelsea knowing a victory will confirm they’ve reclaimed their title. Should City fail to beat Frank Lampard’s men, it could be decided the following Wednesday when the champions-elect travel to Brighton. After that, it’s Brentford on the final day of the season.

Can Arsenal still win the Premier League?

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It is still possible for Arsenal to finish first, but it would take a shock set of results. City would need to slip up in all three of their remaining league matches this season, and could only take a maximum of two points from those games.

In that scenario, if Arsenal win their last two fixures then they would finish above City and take their crown.

Remaining fixtures

City- Chelsea (H- 21 May), Brighton (A- 24 May), Brentford (H- 28 May)

Arsenal- Forest (A- 20 May), Wolves (H- 28 May)

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