LONDON — Arsenal’s end-of-season collapse is complete. Manchester City is the English Premier League champion once again, reports AP.
A 1-0 loss at Nottingham Forest capped a stunning implosion by Arsenal in a title race that came to an end on Saturday, with City moving into an unassailable four-point lead without playing.
It is City’s seventh league crown in a 12-year period during which the Abu Dhabi-owned club has changed the face of the English game with its wealth and dominance under Pep Guardiola.
City’s latest title is the fifth in Guardiola’s seven years at the club and owes as much to its end-of-season streak of 11 straight victories as it does to a meltdown by Arsenal, just when a first league title since 2004 was in sight.
Arsenal led by eight points on April 1 but have since won only two of eight games, and won’t win the league despite being in first place for 248 days this season. — Agencies