Arsenal lost 4-1 to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday. Kevin De Bruyne (2), John Stones and an open-haired Erling Haaland scored for the hosts and now Pep Guardiola and co are second on the Premier League table with a two-game advantage.

The Man City vs Arsenal game was a Premier League decider. Coming into the matchup, the visitors led City by five points. But they had played two more games. However, with a win on Wednesday, Pep Guardiola’s men have taken a big step towards their treble this season.

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Now, the only way Arsenal can win the league title is if City lose all their remaining games. The defending champions have managed to score all their 21 possible points this month. The Gunners, on the other hand, had three consecutive draws before Wednesday’s loss.

“We know what people would say whoever won this game, but I think it’s so hard and a lot of things can happen. There are still seven games, that’s a lot of points and I know we have two games in hand but we’re still behind them. People will say that we will win the title now, but I know this team and we will not give in until it mathematically can be done,” De Bruyne told BT Sport after the game.

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“We are back-to-back Premier League winners so in September, October, November, when you lose a game, I said: ‘We have time, we have time,’ and Arsenal in the beginning was completely the opposite – so every game is like a final,” Guardiola said.

Man City will face Real Madrid in the Champions League semifinals on May 9 and 17 (two legs). They will then lock horns with city rivals Manchester United in the FA Cup final on June 3.