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Guardiola hopes Arsenal won’t lose so Man City can celebrate the Premier League title at home

Pep Guardiola would rather win the Premier League title against Chelsea on Sunday than see Arsenal lose at Nottingham Forest a day before.

If the Gunners are beaten at the City Ground tomorrow, the Cityzens will be crowned the league champions for the fifth time in six seasons and third on the trot for the first time in the club’s history.

With a four-point lead and a game in hand, Guardiola’s men will complete the first chapter of their three-pronged trophy pursuit with a victory over a downtrodden Chelsea side at the Etihad Stadium.

Arsenal could spoil Man City’s celebration party by losing at Forest. But Guardiola hopes it won’t happen, considering winning the title in front of the home crowd is the fitting way to conclude another impressive season.

“If we can win (Sunday) and celebrate in the stadium with our people, that will be the best celebration,” he said, as relayed by the Associated Press.

Following a dominant 4-0 home win over Real Madrid in the return leg of their Champions League semi-final tie on Wednesday, the perennial English champions will take the field full of confidence.

Man City will be out to defend an outstanding 11-game winning league streak against one of the worst-performing sides in the Premier League, so Guardiola’s optimism seems reasonable.

However, he has urged his players to keep their heads cool against the Blues, insisting he would leave nothing to chance on Sunday, regardless of Chelsea’s dreadful run of form.

“The last one (match) is the most difficult one because there are a lot of emotions and many things,” he continued.

“We cannot be distracted right now. We will not forgive ourselves if we are distracted in something.”

Guardiola’s men are three wins away from landing a historic treble, and after demolishing reigning Champions League holders last time out, they’ll enter the season finale in a buoyant mood.

They will be looking to get the job done in the Premier League this weekend so they can focus on the upcoming Champions League and FA Cup finals against Inter Milan and Manchester United, respectively.

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