Manchester City are increasingly likely to win the Premier League title for a third time in a row following their recent win over Arsenal. City will also face Manchester United at the FA Cup final and Real Madrid at the UCL semi-final. The cityzens are on course to win a treble this season. It begs to question, have any Premier League clubs ever won the triple?
Nine teams have won the triple. The treble is a combination of winning both the domestic league and cup and the UEFA Champions League during the same season. FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich both won the Treble two times and a Sextuple in 2009 and 2010 respectively.
City’s biggest rivals in England have only ever won one treble. Manchester United achieved this historic feat in 1999 in spectacular style. The Red Devils were able to win the Premier League with a one point and won the FA Cup after Ryan Giggs’s masterful strike against Arsenal in Semi-Finals.
The historical feat was capped with the Champions League win in the last minute. Former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer , the Manchester club’s substitute and former manager , won the match after the team was down by one goal. Teddy Sheringham netted in the first minute after stoppage time, and Solskjaer finished the comeback by scoring in the 93rd.
Manchester City may be able to match the greatest success of their rivals this season. Pep Guardiola could be on his way out if they achieve the treble. Pep Guardiola had said that he would leave Manchester City if they failed to win a European Cup.
Mikel Artetta is still confident about his title chances despite a crucial defeat against defenders
Mikel Arteta’s team’s chances of winning the title were questioned after Arsenal lost its “title decider”, against Manchester City. City won the match with ease, as the London club had little impact.
Arteta replied, “I don’t know if Arsenal needs to win five matches to be in with a shot of winning the title. First, we must lift up the players. They suffered tonight, and it was difficult to swallow.”
The manager was asked about OPTA’s rating of Manchester City’s title chances, which is 92%. The Spaniard responded, “I do not understand. At the beginning of the season the statistics said that Arsenal would finish in the 6th or 7th place. Arteta said, “We are where we are now with five games left.” Arteta added, “I have been in this country for almost 22 years, I’ve seen many things, and I know the amount of change from one game to another.” In this league, there are no two games that are the same.
Arteta and his men are not going to give up so easily. The Gunners are ready to show the same characteristics that helped them win the league title this season. City may have a four-point lead, but anything can happen in the final matches to alter the outcome of the title race.