Arsenal planned date and trophy parade route map revealed | Football

Arsenal are still in with a shout of winning the Premier League title (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal have confirmed they will stage a Premier League trophy parade, should their season end in glory with a first title in 20 years.

The Gunners have been in scintillating form since January, winning all but two of their matches with performances that have displayed all the hallmarks of champions.

Unfortunately for Mikel Arteta’s side, they are up against Pep Guardiola’s relentless winning machine who stand on the brink of an unprecedented fourth Premier League title win in succession.

Even Arsenal’s midfield talisman Declan Rice confessed he was hoping for a miracle following his man of the match display against Bournemouth last weekend.

He said: ‘I wasn’t here last year but I can sense that we are embracing it. Man City are a machine and they don’t lose many. Anything can happen in football.

‘Surprises can happen and miracles can happen and we just have to stay focused.’

How can Arsenal still win the Premier League title

Bukayo Saka and Kai Havertz will be key to Arsenal's hopes of winning the Premier League title

Bukayo Saka and Kai Havertz will be key to Arsenal’s hopes of winning the Premier League title (Picture: Getty)

In order for Arsenal to finish above City, they will require a favour from one of the three remaining teams the reigning champions are set to face over the course of the next week.

City currently trail Arsenal by a solitary point but, crucially, have a game in-hand.

Craven Cottage plays host to Saturday’s early kick-off between Fulham and Guardiola’s men, before City travel to Arsenal’s fiercest rivals Tottenham on Tuesday.



Arsenal & Man City’s remaining games

ARSENAL
Man Utd (a) May 12
Everton (h) May 19

MAN CITY
Fulham (a), May 11
Spurs (a) May 14
West Ham (h) May 19

City are back on home turf on the final day when they welcome West Ham to the Etihad in what will represent David Moyes’ last match in charge of the Hammers.

Arsenal, meanwhile, only have two games left starting with a trip to Old Trafford on Sunday, before hosting Everton on May 19 at the Emirates.

One factor currently in Arsenal’s favour is their superior goal difference. They are currently six goals better off than City, so if Pep’s men were to draw one of their last two matches Arsenal would almost certainly take the title were the teams to finish level on points.

When and where will Arsenal’s trophy parade be?

Arsenal last staged a Premier League title-winning trophy parade back in 2004

Arsenal last staged a Premier League title-winning trophy parade back in 2004 (Picture: Getty)

While some might accuse Arsenal of acting in wildly optimistic fashion, it is a requirement due to planned road closures to give police and local authorities as much notice as possible.

Arsenal were ridiculed back in 2006 when pictures of the bus that was set to travel through the streets of Islington carrying the club’s would be Champions League heroes was leaked.

On that occasion the bus never saw the light of day after Arsenal were beaten 2-1 by Barcelona. The Gunners will hope to avoid a similar scenario, but should they emerge victorious a celebration will take place on Monday, May 20.

The parade is set to begin at 17.00 outside the Emirates Stadium and will make its way through the streets of Islington and will likely cause the closer of Holloway Road from 4pm onwards.

The parade will arrive back at the Emirates at around 20.00 where the players will appear on the podium The Armoury store on Hornsey Road.

Arsenal's planned trophy parade will start at the Emirates Stadium and travel down Upper Street

Arsenal’s planned trophy parade will start at the Emirates Stadium and travel down Upper Street (Picture: Metro)


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