Man City knows that “either they win or Arsenal will be champions” of the Premier League | football news

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is hoping for another exciting end to the Premier League season, similar to the 2021-22 campaign, where his club almost missed out on the title on the final day before late goals secured the trophy.

City are two points ahead of Arsenal heading into Sunday’s final round of matches and can secure a fourth title in as many seasons by beating West Ham United at home.

Guardiola’s side pipped Liverpool to the title by one point in May 2022, but City made things difficult for themselves when they lost 2-0 to Aston Villa at home before eventually winning 3-2 to deny the club the crown. from Merseyside.

“I have the feeling that it will be (like) Aston Villa again. We’d like to be 3-0 up after 10 minutes, but it’s not going to happen. “I’ve seen enough (West Ham) games,” Guardiola said.

“I am prepared for it to be a very, very tough game. I want to leave in the minds of my players: “Look at Tottenham, how they fought for every ball, the aggressiveness they had.” He had no doubt about it.

“All 11 West Ham players will be ready to beat us. Like Aston Villa, two seasons ago, they weren’t playing for anything but I know what happened. We and our people have to be prepared from the first minute, to be with us and do it together.”

Arsenal ran out of steam last season to finish second, but Guardiola does not expect the north London side, managed by his former assistant Mikel Arteta, to make a mistake when they face Everton at home.

“At that moment, destiny is in our hands. But if you are waiting for them to lose points again, you are wrong,” Guardiola said.

“If you think Arsenal are going to lose at Old Trafford (against Manchester United), forget it. If you’re thinking Everton will do something (on Sunday), forget it.

“This is not going to happen. We did what we had to do at Crystal Palace, against Wolves, Fulham, Spurs and now we have the last one. So they (the players) know that it is about winning… otherwise Arsenal He will be champion.”

Arsenal hope West Ham can burst their bubbles at Manchester City

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said he hopes his former manager David Moyes can help them in the Premier League title race.

Moyes, who will step down as West Ham manager at the end of the season, signed Arteta in 2005 when he was Everton manager, bringing the Spanish midfielder to England, where he spent the rest of his playing career before becoming a manager.

“It has been fundamental and very important in my career, as a footballer and as a person. “It could help us fulfill our dream and my personal dream of winning the Premier League,” Arteta said.

“The only thing we have discussed is giving ourselves the opportunity to live a beautiful day. It’s possible, it’s football. We have to play like every week.

“We have to win and then hope that West Ham helps us achieve our dream. That first part is up to us, it’s the only thing we can focus on.”

Arsenal fell five points short last season when their title challenge collapsed in May, but this time, they have been with City every step of the way in the closest title race in Premier League history .

And Arteta said he cannot afford to think about what would happen if they lost the title to City again.

“I can’t think like that. We have to win the game and we hope something nice happens,” she stated.

Arsenal’s last league title came in the 2003-04 season, when Arsene Wenger’s side were unbeaten all season, but the north London club have never been in this position in a title race since their move. from Highbury to Emirates Stadium in 2006.

There will also be a Premier League trophy at the Emirates should Arsenal manage to win the title.

“We are on the last day of the season playing for the Premier League trophy, which has not been at the Emirates, which was built 20 years ago,” Arteta said.

“The trophy is going to be there, it is possible. We have to do our duty and then wait for what happens. Hopefully it will be like that”.

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