Wenger farewells the Emirates, Manchester City crowned champions

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Merson with another bad shout?

"No, I didn't doubt it for one second". We tried until the end [during the match], but it was so hard.

The former Arsenal man described the Ivorian as "an average player" that didn't have goalscoring or goal-creating abilities in his locker.

Toure, for example, will get his Etihad send-off against Brighton after eight years at City where he has been one of the most influential players at the club and in the league.

It would be fair to say that this is another instance where Merson was a bit wrong with his predictions, wouldn't it?

"He has to learn from that and accept the reality", the Catalan said when discussing Sterling ahead of Sunday's match against Huddersfield Town, when City will be presented with the Premier League trophy.

Twelve months ago, Wagner was talking of the impossible dream of possibly leading the club into the Premier League via the Championship play-offs.

He will surely go down as one of the Premier League's greatest midfielders.

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Huddersfield's late-season collapse, which has seen them win just once since the end of February, has dragged David Wagner's team back to the brink of the relegation places and, unlike City, the Yorkshire club is playing for far more than records.

Huddersfield defender, Mathias Jorgensen, told Sky Sports after the match that it was a vital point taken from an unlikely source.

Pep Guardiola's aspect had been confirmed as champions on April 15, when rivals Manchester United fell to a shock defeat by the hands of West Brom, however they needed to wait till after their penultimate residence recreation of the season to have a good time correctly. "That is probably the closest part of my establishment I am in touch every single day but behind you so the picture we did with all the staff with everybody and everybody did his awesome job and that's why we are where we are", said Guardiola.

There were two parties going on here, one involving City, who were finally presented with the Premier League trophy, and another with the Huddersfield fans, who can nearly taste survival. "Today we saw it", Guardiola said.

Victory will take City past the record points tally, the 95 recorded by Chelsea in 2004/05, while two goals will better the mark of 103 scored by Chelsea in 2009/10.

"I think we will need more".

"For me this group of players has a special quality, not only on the pitch but off the pitch, follow this team and support them next season because they deserve it".

City's players mingled with staff during the party, staying long into the night while posing for pictures and taking part in games.

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