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Manchester City wouldn't even be in the top four without Erling Haaland's goals

Manchester City wouldn't even be in the top four without Erling Haaland's goals

Haaland has broken all sorts of records in his debut season in England, and City would be lost without his goals.

The weekend's Premier League results basically mean that Manchester City will be champions for the third year in-a-row, but things would be a lot different without Erling Haaland's goals.

It's not that long ago that Arsenal fans were readying themselves to be Premier League champions for the first time since 2004, with their quite remarkable season.

Whilst some no doubt remained skeptical, others have gone viral in the last 24 hours for asking about borrowing a flat for a trophy parade and cancelling holidays to be at the final home game of the season.

Tickets for that match against Wolverhampton Wanderers were going for thousands just a couple of weeks ago, but that's not going to be the case now.

Of course, it all came crashing down on Sunday, with City's win over Everton being swiftly followed by Brighton embarrassing the Gunners at the Emirates.

It means that Pep Guardiola's side could be champions for the fifth time in six years before playing their next match, if Mikel Arteta's team lose to Nottingham Forest next Saturday.

On the weekend, Haaland picked up his 52nd goal of the season and his 36th in the league, which has already broken all Premier League records.

And the Norwegian clearly hasn't been stat padding, because without those goals City wouldn't even be in the top four and Arsenal would be champions, by quite a distance, in a table calculated by

The league table without Haaland. Image:
The league table without Haaland. Image:

Of course, without Haaland in the team there is little doubt that one of City's other incredible amount of attacking players would have been in the positions he takes up.

Julian Alvarez has looked far too good to only sit on the bench for most of the season, and the World Cup winner would have a number of goals starting ahead of his teammate.

But it still shows the sheer number of important goals the former Borussia Dortmund forward has bagged in his debut season in England.

The 22-year-old might have been a Manchester United player if the club had listened to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a few years ago and City will be very glad their rivals didn't take the advice.

Arsenal on the other hand will be wondering what might have been if not for the ex Molde striker, and his title defining sackload of goals.

They may never get another chance as good as the one they found themselves in this year to end their barren run.

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Topics: Erling Haaland, Manchester City, Arsenal, Premier League