At 0: 30am on May 21st, Beijing time, the 37th round of the Premier League started. Arsenal, ranked second in the league, played away against Nottingham Forest, which was deeply relegated. Only by winning this game can Arsenal keep the championship suspense, but in the end they failed to do so. Nottingham scored the key three points on the road to relegation, while Arsenal once again lost the championship at a critical moment. Send Manchester City to win the Premier League title ahead of schedule.
Manchester City has become the second team in the history of Premier League to win three consecutive championships, and it is also the fifth time to win the cup in the past six years. Since Guardiola took office, Manchester City has established its own blue moon dynasty in Premier League.
Arsenal set an embarrassing record for themselves, and they became the team that failed to win the championship in a single season in the history of the top leagues in England, but ranked first for the longest time. They led the standings for 248 days, and finally gave Manchester City the championship.
At the beginning of April, they were once 8 points ahead of Manchester City and were regarded as the most promising team to win the championship, but Arsenal’s collapse took only four rounds, and it was the most crucial four.
In the face of Liverpool, West Ham United and Southampton, Arsenal’s three-game winning streak disappeared. Except for Liverpool, there is still a gap between the other two teams in terms of strength and Arsenal, especially in the face of the bottom Southampton team’s defense line, which is almost a sieve. If it weren’t for the continuous goals of Odegard and Saka in the last two minutes, Arsenal would even swallow a defeat.
Then facing Manchester City, a 1:4 brittle defeat almost gave the championship to the opponent.
In the game against Nottingham Forest, it can still be seen that the team wants to win, but there is something wrong with the players’ mentality. The whole game is not scored, and the possession rate is close to 82%, but only 11 shots are obtained, and the worst thing the whole team does is stealing.Without the determination to actively grab, Arsenal only contributed 8 steals, while their opponents had 19.
Arsenal’s collapse began when Jesus returned from injury and became the main force. This season, Jesus also lost to Jesus. From the data, he was Arsenal’s fourth scorer, and also contributed five assists. When he first joined the team, Jesus could almost make fans shout "God arrival". Arteta made adjustments due to the injury in the middle of the season, and Nkatiya entered the starting lineup, which actually had a good effect and the team won a winning streak.
When Jesus returned to Alta, he was still given the main position, but at this time he obviously had not fully recovered, and he was out of tactics. In addition, Saka’s state declined, and the tactics of penetrating through the two wings to find Jesus or Odegard were thoroughly understood, which led to the loss of the chain throughout the season.
Arsenal’s loss is actually due to the team’s poor finishing strength. Once one of the main players declines, the team will struggle. In fact, they have done well enough. You can’t expect Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea to fall off the chain again next season. Arsenal still need to continuously upgrade their arsenals. Their performance is good enough.
Many people say that there is something wrong with Artta’s ranking, which led to the team’s collapse. In fact, without him, Arsenal’s second place in this league is hanging, at least the team is on the right path. After the game, coach Artta took the initiative to bear the responsibility of losing, and Arsenal can finally enter the Champions League after waiting for six years next season.