After being defeated 1-0 on Saturday, the Gunners, who had been in first place for the bulk of the season, are now four points behind City with just one game remaining.
In five of the last six seasons, Pep Guardiola’s team has won the championship.
Due to the upcoming FA Cup and Champions League finals, they also have a chance to win the Triple Crown.
Only Manchester United, in 1998–1999, has previously accomplished that feat; City will face their derby rivals at Wembley on June 3 before taking on Inter Milan in Istanbul a week later, when they will attempt to win their first Champions League competition.
Despite having one fewer game under their belt than Mikel Arteta’s leaders at the time, City, who won the title for the eighth time in club history, had fallen eight points behind Arsenal on April 7.
Only four times in the history of the Premier League has a club finished as much as eight points in front and still failed to win the championship.
Only one team has ever had 69 points with 10 games remaining – as Arsenal did – and failed to win the title. That was Liverpool in 2018-19, when they finished on 97 points, one behind City.
Premier League table
Arsenal led the Premier League for 248 days this season, which is the longest streak without winning the league’s championship in English top-flight history. However, City have won 11 straight league games and have dropped just two points from a potential 42 to pass Arsenal and take the title with three games remaining.
Chelsea have won the Premier League 6 times.
As of May 20, 2023, Manchester City have won 7 Premier League titles. They won their first title in the 2011-12 season, and have since won the title in 2013-14, 2014-15, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2020-21, and 2021-22. They are the current Premier League champions.