Manchester City Captain Ilkay Gundogan Pep Guardiola’s side praised a collective effort after being crowned Premier League He became champion once again after Arsenal’s 1-0 loss at Nottingham Forest.
The Gunners needed to win to delay City’s championship celebrations ahead of Sunday’s game against Chelsea.
But Taiwo Awoniyi’s first-half goal was enough to give Forest the win in front of a noisy home crowd that once again secured his own senior status.
Guardiola’s side will lift premier For the third time in a row and the fifth in six seasons on Sunday, the league cup was sealed with three games to spare.
City overhauled Arsenal’s eight-point lead as Mikel Arteta’s men won 11 consecutive Premier League games, including a 4-1 win over their opponents at the end of April.
Unbeaten in the last 23 games in all competitions, City continued on the three-pointer path and reached both the FA Cup and Champions League finals.
“It’s a very special thing to help the club win their third consecutive Premier League title,” Gundogan said on Manchester City’s website.
“The Premier League is without a doubt the most challenging and competitive league in the world, which tells you all about how successful this has been.
“This team is so talented and so special and it’s such a privilege to be captain this season.”
German midfielder Gündoğan said, “I also want to thank Pep, the whole backstage team and everyone who works at this football club.
“Every day, they help provide everything we need to be successful as players. Without their full support, we wouldn’t have been able to win this championship.
“Winning this trophy three times in a row and five times in six years is incredible. This quality and consistency helps to sum up what Manchester City stands for and ensures that the club continues to strive for success in the future.
“It has been a season I will never forget. Our amazing fans have been with us every step of the way.
“I think there’s no way we could have accomplished what we’ve accomplished over the last six seasons without their incredible support.
Their passion and support has been very important and inspiring to all of us. We hope that winning the Premier League title again is an appropriate way to say thank you to our fans.”
Erling Haaland’s goals helped City rise to the title, and the Norwegian forward has set a new Premier League record with 36 goals so far.
He wrote on Twitter: “Always do your best. Always believe. It pays off. C’mon ŞEHİR!”
City defender Aymeric Laporte said: “What a season. Thank you to everyone who was absolutely involved from top to bottom.
“Everyone who has worked has fought for it. Hopefully more to come soon, but we can be proud of it already.
For most of the season, Arsenal were insatiable and spent 248 days at the top of the table until their late collapse gave City the opportunity to hunt them down relentlessly.
city defender Kyle Walker He said: “Arsenal has pushed us to the limits where they are fantastic, so all praise to them.
“We had an incredible run, they had a few setbacks and we took advantage of that and we were able to get to where we are now.
“These are the players we have. We are a group of young people who have accomplished a lot in recent years and we understand the standards we set.
“We’ve accomplished a lot in the last five or six years, but at the start of the season we knew the bar wasn’t high enough.
“When we came back after the World Cup, we had to fight the kids and treat them fairly.
“We wanted to prove that anyone who doubted us was wrong – that wasn’t good enough.
“We believe we can always do something with the young people in the locker room.
“The standards of the Premier League have gone up, but this is what this club was built for, it’s certainly been that way in the six years I’ve been here, so fair game to all involved.
“At the end of the season you have to be ready for the business world because that’s the purpose of the club and that’s what we were made for.”