Premier League chief makes huge Arsenal and Man City decision before final day

Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters with England manager Gareth Southgate during the Carabao Cup Final match between Chelsea and Liverpool.

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has chosen to attend Arsenal’s clash against Everton at the Emirates Stadium on the final day, amid uncertainty over where the title will be handed out.

Going into the final day of the season, Arsenal sit in second place in the Premier League table, two points adrift of leaders Manchester City. The Gunners can still finish top, but will need to win their match and hope that West Ham, who travel to the Etihad Stadium, can do them a favour.

If Arsenal win and Man City draw, then the title will come down to goal difference with Arsenal having the advantage. The Gunners will win the league by one point if they win and Man City lose.

However, if City win their match, then they will win the Premier League title for a fourth year in a row. They will be the first team to achieve the feat.

Preparations will be being made for a possible trophy presentation at both grounds after the full-time whistle. According to the Athletic, if that happens at the Emirates Stadium then Masters will be in attendance and likely involved.

If the presentation happens at the Etihad Stadium then Premier League chair Alison Brittain, who will be at the match, is likely to be involved. There could potentially be a frosty reception for any Premier League delegation at the Etihad Stadium amid Man City’s 115 charges for allegedly breaching financial rules.

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A hearing for the charges is expected to take place in either October or November this year. But a decision may not be made until next summer.