“The Premier League is without doubt the most demanding and competitive league in the world so that tells you everything about what an achievement this is,” said City captain Ilkay Gundogan in a club statement.
“This squad is so talented and so special and to have been captain this season has been an enormous privilege.” he added
Manchester City won the Premier League for the fifth time in six seasons after second-placed Arsenal lost 1-0 at Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
A second consecutive defeat for the Gunners left Mikel Arteta’s men still four points adrift of City with one game left for them to play.
City’s ascent to the dominant force of the English game since an Abu Dhabi-backed takeover transformed the club’s fortunes in 2008 has been accelerated during Guardiola’s reign.
The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss has now won 11 league titles in 14 seasons as a coach.
But City’s stranglehold of the title threatens to turn a league that prides itself on its competitiveness turning into a one-horse race.
Arsenal pushed the defending champions most of the way but crumbled in the decisive final months of the season.
The Gunners have won just two of their last eight games to allow City to canter over the line with three games to spare.
The visitors rarely even looked like scoring as a raucous atmosphere at the City Ground roared Forest onto survival.
Arteta’s decision to name an experimental back four without any recognised full-backs backfired inside the first 20 minutes.
Morgan Gibbs-White has been central to Forest’s recovery after winning just one of their opening 11 league games.
The England under-21 international created the only goal as he teed up Awoniyi to dink home his fifth goal in three games over Aaron Ramsdale.
Forest were then happy to retreat and defend their lead, but Arsenal were a shadow of the vibrant young side that shone in the early months of the season.
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