Manuel Pellegrini has admitted that he’s powerless to stop Arsenal grabbing second place in the Premier League.

The manager of the outgoing Champions, who recently complained that his side haven’t spent as much money as Arsenal, told the media at his pre-QPR press conference that, while a strong finish is important, it means nothing if Arsenal win all their games.

Level on 70 points, Arsenal have a game in hand and have closed City’s vastly superior goal difference to just two with a series of good wins while the Citizens struggled.

“It is important to finish well,” Pellegrini told reporters. “We have won three games in a row and we have three games more.

“It is important for our team to win the other games.

“It does not depend on our team if we are going to finish second or not because if Arsenal win all of their games, they will be second.”

After QPR, City face a trip to Swansea before hosting Southampton in their final game of the season.

It’s safe to say that, no matter where they finish, City’s squad will see a major overhaul in the summer – FFP allowing, of course.