The first title was won on Saturday, without City ever playing a single game. They clinched their third consecutive English Premier League title - and a nine-time top-flight crown - in its 143-year history thanks to a second-place Arsenal slip-up.
City players cheered loudly at the end of the match at the City Ground and at Arsenal's failed title bid. After their match against Chelsea, they will receive the league trophy.
Pep Guardiola’s squad is aiming to become only the second team, after Manchester United in 1998, to win the Premier League-FA Cup and Champions League treble.
This is five league titles in just six years, a feat that United last achieved in England from 1996-2001. And seven in 12 seasons. It all began with Sergio Aguero’s legendary stoppage-time winner to win the 2012 league. City, under Guardiola, has raised the standard in the Premier League so much that rivals must reach 90 points to even challenge them.
The Premier League has brought unprecedented charges against the Abu Dhabi club for allegedly violating financial rules between 2009-18, and for failing to cooperate with an investigation.
What is not up for debate is City's quality in its now-familiar burst of end-of-season victories, which piled pressure on Arsenal. Arsenal has the unfortunate distinction of this season being the team that has led the league for the record number of days but hasn't won it (248).
Arsenal, the team with the youngest squad and the inexperienced Mikel Arteta as a coach, has lost three of its five last games despite being in contention for the first title in the top flight since 2004.
Aaron Ramsdale, the Arsenal goalkeeper, said that only one team in six years has won the title. "But it was our fault, individual mistakes in games we shouldn't have won," said Aaron Ramsdale. We were in a position to win these games.
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