manchester city have been crowned Premier league champions following Arsenal‘s loss 1-0 a way to nottingham forest on Saturday, bringing Pep Guardiola’s team one step closer to achieving a remarkable treble.

City are now just two finals away from becoming the first English team since Sir Alex Ferguson manchester united in 1999 to complete the treble: the first being the FA Cup final against United at Wembley on June 3, followed by the Champions League final against Inter Milan in Istanbul on June 10.

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Arsenal’s result means they cannot catch City in the Premier League race, with Mikel Arteta’s side trailing by four points with just one game to play.

City’s next game will be on Sunday when they meet chelsea at the Etihad Stadium.

The club have now won the Premier League in five of the last six seasons. This year’s triumph is the ninth top-flight title in its history, and the seventh since Abu Dhabi’s owner City Football Group took over the club in 2008.

club captain Ilkay Gundogan he described the latter title as something “very special”.

“The Premier League is without a doubt the most demanding and competitive league in the world, so that tells you everything about what an achievement this is,” he said.

“This team is so talented and so special and to have been captain this season has been an enormous privilege.

“To have won this trophy three times in a row and five times in six years is incredible. That quality and consistency helps to sum up what Manchester City stands for and ensures that the club will continue to strive for success in the future.”

Pep Guardiola’s team started the season in top form, encouraged by the unprecedented goalscorer of the arrival of summer Erling Haalandbut City had to settle for second place after 14 games when the Premier League went into its winter break in November for the World Cup in Qatar.

Meanwhile, City were charged by the Premier League in February for breaking financial rules over nine seasons. The possibility of open sanctions remains, and could include fines, deduction of points or relegation. City continues to deny the charges.

The Premier League returned on December 26 after the World Cup and City demonstrated their dominance. As well as securing two wins over Arsenal, City embarked on an 11-game winning streak that is still ongoing and has helped them to a third successive league title.

Haaland has scored a season-high 36 Premier League goals and has been crowned the FWA Men’s Footballer of the Year.

City have also won two FA Cup titles and five League Cup trophies since 2008.

Information from Reuters was used in this report.


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