The final weeks of the season are turning into an absolute disaster for Manchester City.
Sunday’s 2-2 draw has somehow handed Manchester United the advantage in the race for the top four and it leaves Pep Guardiola in a precarious position.
Twice Manchester City led on Sunday against Arsenal. Twice the Gunners came back and whilst Manuel Pellegrini’s side played in the Champions League semi-final on Sunday, they may not be in it next season.
Manchester City lead Manchester United in the Premier League table by two points and with a better goal difference.
But, United have two games in hand. Starting with West Ham away on Tuesday night in what is the last game at Upton Park.
City head to Swansea on the final day which looks like a very tough fixture, with the Welsh side in form.
United meanwhile host Bournemouth at Old Trafford.
With an FA Cup final to come, Louis van Gaal could yet save his job with three games to go – it is turning into an absolutely fascinating state of affairs in Manchester.
On Sunday, the Pep Guardiola jokes started doing the rounds with the incoming Manchester City manager, now looking very likely to be playing Europa League football next season.
— Spreadex (@spreadexsports) May 8, 2016
Welcome to City Pep. pic.twitter.com/txcvj4QM5o
— Ian Stirling (@Stirling061) May 8, 2016
If Man Utd beat West Ham & Bournemouth, Man City (& Pep) will NOT be in the Champions League next season. pic.twitter.com/YzcJgV5pYV
— bet365 (@bet365) May 8, 2016
Shiekh Mansour on the phone to Pep Guardiola…
— NOW TV Sport (@NOWTVSport) May 8, 2016
It would of been funnier if it was Pep Guardiola & Sity but ohh well .. pic.twitter.com/NJULVQQtr7
— Mo 111213 (@MoApaydin) May 8, 2016
Pep Guardiola when he realizes he might be coaching in the Europa League next season pic.twitter.com/R5MFJLjqxG
— Portuguese~Maniche (@Maniche4) May 8, 2016
— Phil M Shirley (@PhilMShirley) May 8, 2016
Guardiola when City get drawn against FK Qarabag & Arouca in Europa Leage group stage pic.twitter.com/uHFl8ZL3AU
— Socanalysis (@SocanalysisHQ) May 8, 2016
— Kraks TV™️ (@KraksTV) May 8, 2016
Owners: "We're not going to qualify for the UCL. Why is this?"
Pellegrini: "I don't know – ask Guardiola" pic.twitter.com/yUz8VcTTsc
— Raj Lyall (@lyallr) May 8, 2016
The sound of Pep Guardiola's lawyer thumbing through the small print is now deafening….
— Billy Meredith (@UrmstonLordMUFC) May 8, 2016
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) May 8, 2016
When Pep Guardiola checks the City score on his phone… pic.twitter.com/2zseANiMWm
— ㅤ (@Beardamendi) May 8, 2016