City completely dismantled Arsenal with Kevin De Bruyne putting in a majestic performance and scoring twice, while Erling Haaland netted his 33rd league goal of the season with the last kick of the game. A John Stones header initially ruled out for offside had made it 2-0 after the intervention of VAR on the stroke of halftime. Arsenal, who were impressive this season, looked like a team fighting for a place in the top six rather than a title challenger and were ruthlessly dispatched by City’s superior quality and experience. Rob Holding’s late goal for the Gunners was of no consolation. With their remaining league fixtures against opponents much less impressive than Arsenal, it’s unlikely that City will drop more than four points. Madrid will be formidable opponents in the Champions League, but if City overcome them, it’s hard to envision Inter Milan or AC Milan beating them in Istanbul. Perhaps it all comes down to the FA Cup final against United. City has made history under Guardiola by achieving a domestic Treble and becoming the only team to amass 100 points in a Premier League season, but only United has done the real Treble. That distinction might be matched by City, 11 games from now.
The article discusses Manchester City’s chances of achieving a treble, which is winning three major trophies in one season. The team has already won the Carabao Cup and is in a good position in the Premier League, with only seven games remaining against less impressive opponents. The article speculates that it is unlikely for City to drop more than four points in those remaining games, making it difficult for Arsenal or any other team to catch up and challenge them for the title.
The article also talks about Manchester City’s prospects in the Champions League, where they face a formidable opponent in Real Madrid. If they can overcome Real Madrid, the article suggests that it would be difficult to imagine either Inter Milan or AC Milan beating City in the final.
However, the article argues that the true test of City’s treble chase may come down to the FA Cup final against archrivals Manchester United. United is the only team to have won the true treble, which is winning the Premier League, the FA Cup, and the Champions League in one season. If City can beat United in the FA Cup final, they will have a good chance of achieving a treble, which would be a historic achievement under manager Pep Guardiola.