How can Arsenal win Premier League title on the final day?

  • Arsenal are hoping for a Man City slip-up on the final day
  • Gunners take on Everton at the Emirates
  • Tottenham failed to do north London rivals a favour
Arsenal are hoping for a Man City slip-up on the final day
Arsenal are hoping for a Man City slip-up on the final day / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Tottenham certainly offered greater resistance than most, but not even Manchester City's bogeyman could strike a killer blow into their title hopes on Tuesday night.

It was an odd fixture which lacked atmosphere given what a result for the hosts would mean. Anything but City recording their first Premier League win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium would likely result in Arsenal's first Premier League title in 20 years.

It was a thought Spurs supporters couldn't stomach, although that sentiment wasn't exactly shared by players and certainly not by the manager. Son Heung-min's sub-conscious may have prevented him from scoring a goal he's scored 1,046 times to restore parity late on.

City's 2-0 victory in N17 meant they extended their unbeaten run in the league to 22 games, and they'll take a two-point lead at the summit heading into the final day. So, what do Arsenal need to happen on Sunday to see them crowned champions?

How can Arsenal win Premier League title on the final day?

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Arsenal are now relying on a favour from West Ham / Justin Setterfield/GettyImages

Arsenal have done superbly to keep pace with Pep Guardiola's juggernaut, yet a run of 15 Premier League wins from their last 17 games may well not be enough.

The Gunners ensured the title race would be decided on the final day when they claimed a 1-0 win at Old Trafford on Sunday, with Everton visiting the Emirates to conclude the season for the third time in four years. Arsenal won the previous two encounters 5-0 and 5-1.

The size of Arsenal's victory matters little on Sunday, though. If the Gunners are to lift their first Premier League title since 2004, they must beat an in-form Toffees side and hope West Ham get a rare result against the Cityzens. City have closed what was once a sizeable goal difference gap in recent weeks, but Arsenal's is still superior, meaning a draw for Guardiola's side on Sunday won't be enough if Arsenal continue their superb record against Everton.

While City have one final hurdle to overcome, they took a major leap to an unprecedented fourth-straight league title on Tuesday night. Following their win at Spurs, City now have an 84% chance of lifting the title - per Opta.

Arsenal's chances had been as high as 41.7% ahead of Tuesday's game. They're now down to 16%.

We know it's unlikely, and very rarely does the title change hands on the final day, but you just never know with the Barclays. Arsenal are still in with a shout... okay, a whisper.