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How Arsenal can still finish in Premier League top four on final day of season


The final game of the Premier League season is approaching, and there is still one important position to be decided.

Not first spot, but fourth.

Tottenham and Arsenal are still competing for this spot, despite it seeming in recent weeks that neither of them want it.

Both sides have been dropping points constantly that it almost appears that they’d rather play on Thursday nights next season.

Spurs have lost four of their last five games in the Premier League, including being reduced to nine-men as they were beaten by Bournemouth last week.

Arsenal’s draw with Brighton last week means they will almost definitely miss the top four

Arsenal, in the meantime, have lost three of their last four and were held to a miserable 1-1 draw at home to Brighton last weekend.

Because of Unai Emery’s side inability to capitalise on Spurs’ slip-ups, they still sit three points behind Mauricio Pochettino’s Champions League finalists.

Yet there is still the chance, albeit a very slim one, for Arsenal to finish above their North London neighbours.

Arsenal would need to win and Burnley and rely on Spurs losing at home to Everton .

Unai Emery knows that it will take a big push for Arsenal to make the top four

But, they will also require a swing of eight goals due to their poorer goal-difference.

This makes the task so much more difficult, but maybe Theo Walcott could do them a favour.

After all, we all know how much he likes winding Spurs up.

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Arsenal manager Unai Emery acknowledged his disappointment in not catching Spurs, saying: “We couldn’t be in the top four.

Arsenal’s efforts have not been good enough towards the end of the season

“Above all we are close to Chelsea and Tottenham but not so close with Manchester City and Liverpool .

“We will work in the future to reduce this difference.”

Emery will pray for the impossible to happen, after a week that reaffirmed football’s ability to produce the most improbable moments.

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