Having led the Premier League 2022-23 standings for most of the campaign and being front runners to win the coveted title, Arsenal have fallen off the pace recently in their title race with defending champions Manchester City.
The fact that the Gunners lost both home and away against City didn’t help their cause. Furthermore, April wasn’t very kind to Arsenal as they dropped plenty of points from winning situations and the fact that they’ve managed nine points from the last 21 available didn’t help their cause either.
A loss to Brighton over the weekend further dented their title hopes and has lowered their chances of winning the Premier League significantly.
But can Arsenal still win the Premier League? In short, yes they can, however, for that to happen they will need an almighty collapse by Manchester City to happen and needless to say, the odds of that happening to the Pep Guardiola-led Cityzens is slim, to put it mildly.
That said, let’s have a look at what needs to happen for Arsenal to clinch the Premier League title, which must once again be reiterated is very unlikely.
Can Arsenal still win the Premier League?
For Arsenal to stand any chance of winning the Premier League table, it is imperative that they win both their remaining games this season.
The Gunners are currently on 81 points and they trail City by four points since the reigning champions are already on 85 points having played a game less.
So if the Gunners indeed want to have an outside shot of winning the league, they must ensure two wins in their last two matches of the campaign against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Nottingham Forest.
It’s worth noting that even a draw and win won’t be enough thanks to City’s superior goal difference.
Should Arsenal win their last two games of the season, they would then require City to lose all their remaining games against Chelsea, Brighton, and Brentford.
Another way the Gunners can win the title after emerging victorious in their two games is if City loses two and draws one of their remaining matches.
If City draws two and loses one of their remaining matches, the two teams will be tied on points and goal difference would come into play, which is likely to work in favour of the team from the Blue side of Manchester.
All in all, City blowing the title from here on seems highly unlikely even though the likes of Chelsea, Brighton, and Brentford can all pull off an upset on their day. So, while Arsenal needs nothing short of a miracle to win the Premier League from here, one must never say never.
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