When can Manchester City secure the Premier League title ahead of Arsenal?

Manchester City have won the Premier League in four of the past five seasons, and now look likely to add another. We take a look at when the race could be over.

Who is in the Premier League title race?

Only two clubs can win the Premier League: Arsenal and Manchester City.

Manchester City, on 82 points after 34 games, extended their lead on Saturday with a win at home to Leeds United. Arsenal, on 81 points after 35 games, will probably need to be perfect through the remainder of the season and hope Pep Guardiola's City slip up somewhere.

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How many points do Man City need to win the title?

The maximum number of points Arsenal can score is 90, which means Man City need nine for an unassailable points tally.

If Man City win their next three matches they will be champions.

If both clubs win all their games, Man City will be crowned with a victory at Brighton & Hove Albion on Wednesday, May 24 -- their third match from here.

When is the soonest Man City can win the title?

Saturday, May 20.

If Man City win at Everton on May 14 they can be confirmed as champions if Arsenal lose at home to Brighton later that day and to Nottingham Forest (May 20).

If Arsenal draw either game, City cannot be crowned champions before they play Chelsea on May 21.

What about Arsenal?

It's only fair to cover the Gunners.

The earliest they could win the title is May 24. They would need to beat Brighton and Nottingham Forest, but with Man City picking up no more than one point against Everton, Chelsea and Brighton.