Arsenal Take It All the Way to the Final Day

Arsenal do what was necessary in the title run-in, and in the process, manage to create club history.
Manchester United v Arsenal FC - Premier League
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Over to you, Manchester City. Arsenal did what they were asked to do. They won away at Old Trafford against Manchester United for the first time in three years. For only the second time in their past seventeen [17] visits.

In 2024, Arsenal have won 15 out of 17 matches in the Premier League. They drew away at the Etihad, and lost one to Aston Villa. Mikel Arteta’s team could barely have done much more in this title race.

They have conceded the fewest goals this season, kept more clean sheets than anyone else, and have scored only two goals fewer than the rampant Citizens.

The team, one of the youngest squads in the entire league, has also set/broken or equaled several records this season:

Premier League Records

Most goals scored [31] in seven [7] consecutive games, to beat Manchester City’s record of 30 in 7 [2017-18].

Only team to win three [3] consecutive away games by five [5] or more goals.

Scored 21 goals in four [4] games to equal a competition record.

Arsenal Records

Most Wins in a Season: 27 wins [One more than the Invincibles, and with one game in hand].

Most Goals in a Season: 89 goals to surpass last season’s tally of 88, which itself was a record-setting total.

Most goals from set-pieces [including penalties] scored in one season.

So, what do they need to win the title? For Tottenham Hotspurs to win or draw at home against Manchester City, of course. Certainly, Arsenal fans can hold out hope West Ham ruin the Citizens’ party on the final day at the Etihad but one feels if City win away at Spurs, then it really is curtains on Arsenal’s season.

However it eventually finishes, the Gunners faithful do still have a lot of which they can be proud with this team.

Arsenal have pushed Manchester City all the way, which is no small feat in itself, but have also ensured the Citizens need to break records of their own if they wish to achieve a fourth consecutive league title.

The Sky Blues have not lost any of their 33 football matches since early December. To win the title, they will need to create history and remain unbeaten for 35 games … and, it still might not be enough. That is how remarkably good Arsenal have been this season!

For if Manchester City draw one of their two remaining games, and Arsenal win at home against Everton, the Gunners will still lift the trophy because of their superior goal difference—barring, of course, a ridiculous result where City thrash either Tottenham or West Ham by seven or eight goals.

There might be just one more week of Premier League football left before the end of the season but there is certainly everything left to play for, especially for Arsenal and Manchester City.