The results Arsenal need to claim Premier League title as one statistic provides glimmer of hope

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Arsenal are now two points behind Manchester City following the latter’s 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur

For the first time in many Gooners’ history, last night saw them supporting Tottenham Hotspur as the Lilywhites welcomed Manchester City to N17.

A win for the home side or a draw would have given Arsenal a significant advantage heading into the final day of Premier League fixtures with even former Arsenal legend Mesut Ozil offering his support to Ange Postecoglou’s side. The ex-Gunners midfielder took to Twitter to say: “For the first time ever... Come on your Spurs! If Tottenham don't lose this game I will never make fun of them again... I promise.”

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However, the extra support was ultimately of little use with Pep Guardiola’s side reigning victorious. Erling Haaland scored a second-half brace to gift the Cityzens a two-point advantage and they now head into Sunday’s ultimate showdown as the clear favourites to win the league for a successive fourth time.

With Manchester City now on 88 points and Arsenal on 86, here is now what must happen in order for the Gunners to lift the Premier League trophy for the first time in 20 years on Sunday...

What are the remaining fixtures?

On Sunday 19 May, with kick-off set for 4pm, Arsenal will host Everton at the Emirates Stadium while Manchester City will have West Ham at the Etihad Stadium

How can Arsenal win the league?

With their two-point lead, City ultimately have the advantage going into Sunday. To have any chance of finishing top of the table, Arsenal must beat Everton to collect enough points to climb above City. A draw will not be enough to jump over City.

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However, Arsenal will also need for Manchester City to drop points against West Ham. A loss for City coupled with a win for the Gunners would see us win the title. Should City only get a draw, both teams will then be level on 89 points, but the Gunners would be victorious because of their goal difference, which is currently 61, to City’s 60. However, if City beat West Ham at the Etihad Stadium, they will be champions regardless of what Arsenal achieve on the final day. However, the face City need to win themselves will provide the Gunners with some hope of the Hammers earning a draw.

Elsewhere in the league, the top four clubs have already been decided, as have the teams to be relegated. While the first and second spots are still in contention, Arsenal and Man City will be joined in next season’s Champions League competition by Liverpool and Aston Villa. Luton, Burnley and Sheffield United, on the other hand, have all been confirmed to be heading back down to the Championship only a year after the same three achieved promotion.

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