Is there still suspense in the Premier League title race?
If Arsenal fans had held out any hope before, that last glimmer was shattered on the most recent match day. In the 36th round of the Premier League, Arsenal lost 0-3 to Brighton at home, while Manchester City won 3-0 away against Everton. With two rounds left in the league, the Gunners have played one more match and are 4 points behind, and the Sky Blues are only one step away from a third consecutive Premier League title.
The Arsenal side that appeared at the Emirates Stadium this round seemed like a team with a disrupted mentality. Facing Brighton, who have hopes of qualifying for European competitions, Arteta's disciples played timidly and were unable to open up the game. As a result, in the second half of the match, Brighton's players managed to break through on the wing, with Ennis scoring a header in an unmarked situation. Afterwards, when the Gunners heavily pressed forward, they were met with goals from Ondaf and Estunipian, resulting in a devastating defeat.
In fact, even if Arsenal hadn't dropped the ball this round, it would have been difficult to reverse the trend on the points table - because Manchester City is too dominant. In the away game against Everton, Haaland continued to break the Premier League single-season scoring record, not to mention Gundogan, who had two goals and one assist. The Toffees, of course, were hard-pressed to resist. And after winning this round, Manchester City have won 11 consecutive Premier League matches, their stability in the sprint phase is despairing.
Given the current points situation, Manchester City could potentially win the title as early as this weekend. They just need to defeat a struggling Chelsea at home to clinch a third consecutive league title in advance. The battle for the Premier League title seems to be completely settled...