BREAKING: Arsenal may be awarded the Premier League title after Man City violated 115 Premier League rules, resulting in a 12-point deduction.
Arsenal fans couldn’t help but be disappointed as their club contended for the title with Manchester City last season, a race they eventually lost to Pep Guardiola’s team.
They were concerned about the 115 alleged rule violations attributed to their title rivals, although understanding that these issues would not be resolved until the final season.
However, Arsenal’s situation may be far worse. Everton has been fined heavily by the Premier League for allegedly breaking Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.
If found guilty, Everton may face a 12-point deduction, a Premier League record.
This discovery has drawn attention back to Manchester City and their ongoing dispute with the Premier League, which has been under investigation since it was exposed earlier this year.
The huge number of complaints lodged against City is the cause for the relative silence surrounding this issue.
This has resulted in a lengthy procedure that could take years to finish, which may provide some temporary relief to Arsenal fans.
James Carragher made a funny comparison on social media between the potential punishment for Everton and what Manchester City could face if found guilty.
On X (formerly known as Twitter), the former Liverpool defender remarked, “The PL [Premier League] wants a 12-point deduction for Everton for one charge.” If the Premier League gets their way, Manchester City will be relegated to the National League North!!”
In reality, the Commission is investigating the claims behind closed doors and under strict confidentiality.
It’s unlikely that any information about when we might be nearing the end will be released until the process is completed. As a result, the uncertainty about when this scenario will be resolved may cause worry.
There is a valid argument that a potential point deduction for Manchester City, particularly one larger than what Everton is currently facing, may not be enough to compensate for the damage done. Arsenal, like any other club in the last decade, may argue that the title would have been theirs if City’s alleged infractions had not occurred.
In today’s environment, if City is found to have benefited from the alleged crimes, a point penalty, in addition to potential fines, may be seen as a reasonable punishment. It is evident that such a benefit, if confirmed, might have persisted for numerous seasons.
Even Pep Guardiola believes that a settlement should be reached “as soon as possible” to bring the matter to an end. Arsenal presumably hopes to benefit, but the final result is unknown at this moment.