As the 2016/17 Premier League wraps up on Sunday, there is only one major question that is left unanswered – Who finishes outside the top four?
Chelsea have already been crowned champions and with Spurs assured of finishing second, Manchester City (3rd), Liverpool (4th) and Arsenal (5th) will fight for the last two slot to represent England in the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League. The Gunners are three points behind the Citizens and have their hopes hanging on results from the Etihad and Anfield.
The Gunners switched to a 3-4-3 system with which they won all but the game at White Hart Lane. They were 2-0 winners over Manchester United – first League win over Mourinho, 2-0 winners at Southampton and 4-1 victors at Bet365 stadium over Stoke City. They rounded their 37th league match of the season in a 2-0 home win over relegated Sunderland. Arsenal will look back at White Hart Lane and wished they came out victorious. It would have been 3 more points and they would have been ahead of Liverpool.
Sanchez grabbed a brace against Sunderland, scored and assisted Ozil against Stoke City; Giroud grabbed a brace against Stoke City – the opener and the final. With Everton at the Emirates on Sunday, there goals may not be enough as they would be hoping that relegated Middlesborough shock Liverpool on the last day. Will Chambers keep a clean sheet against Liverpool and grab a late winner?
For the first time in a long time, maybe since that food poison incident, Arsenal’s top four challenge is not in their hands. They need to beat Everton and hope that Boro beat Liverpool. Klopp will not fold his hands and do nothing. It is very unlikely but what is football? It would b the greatest wonder if Arsenal qualifies.
I am not talking about Manchester City. They are 3 points ahead of Arsenal and have a better goal difference.
Sunday is around the corner and it is fun watching moaninghoe moan.