Manchester City: The Team That Looks Invincible

Manchester City lifts the Premier League trophy once again for the fifth time in six years. The team is on track to win the treble and secure their position among the greats. 

Lucy Wang, Graphics Editor


So they did it again; Manchester City has been crowned Premier League champions for the 2022-23 season as their biggest rival this season, Arsenal, stumbled and fell during the last weeks of the competition.

For most of the season, Arsenal has been on top of the League’s table, leading with many points clear, and City in second, closely chasing their back. Towards the end of the season, Arsenal suffered multiple slip-ups. It all started with the draw against Liverpool, and since then, the cohesion, confidence, and consistency that Arsenal had were all falling apart. And City saw this chance to finally catch up and rise above them.

City looks invincible at the end of this season. According to the New York Times, “[Manchester City] has the most points any team has ever collected in a season. And the most goals. It has won the most consecutive games in a campaign, and had the highest goal difference, and the biggest winning margin.” Even when Arsenal has had the lead the majority of times, the season has ended the way it was always going to end, with City going on an 11 games win streak and lifting the trophy for the third consecutive time.

Over the past six years, Guardiola has led City to win everything there is to win, except the Champions League, and perhaps the one that the team wanted the most. Now that the premier league title is secured, City has the potential to achieve something historical by winning the treble: The Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League.

The Champions League title has always eluded City. Many critics and coach Pep Guardiola himself all unanimously believe that only by winning this trophy can this Manchester City team qualify as one of the best in history. The prestige and glory the Champions League represent are attractive to all European teams because it is the pinnacle of club soccer.

Despite their consistent success and domestic supremacy, City has always felt like the underdog in this competition, because they have never won it before. When facing teams like Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, and AC Milan, historical powerhouses in this competition, City could feel a bit timid.

But now might be the time for City to finally win it all; they have defeated Real Madrid 4-0 in the second leg(5-1 overall), and they looked stronger and more put-together than ever. City are now one step away from making history and immortality, should they defeat Manchester United in the FA Cup final and beat Inter Milan in the Champions League final.