Could Arsenal & Liverpool face a Champions League play-off?

That obviously gives us extra motivation going into this game because it's either them or Liverpool who will secure fourth place.

Crucially, City has a superior goal difference of 6 and has a benign-looking game, on paper, away to Watford. "If we do that, we can have a great season and maybe get a place in the top four", he added.

"That's what we've done in the last three games". Defeat here would be their 26th of the season.

Whether it was desperate attempt to get fans back onside or to try and salvage the season remains to be seen but Wenger did reveal that the back-three formation has made his side more stronger defensively and also bring out the best of certain players. Tottenham have lost just once in 12 games in the run in and will finish second. If the Gunners shoot down Sunderland and eviscerate Everton in their final game, they'll end the season with 75 points. With Harry Kane chasing the golden boot however they may find Spurs in the mood to score.

This is because of Liverpool's absence from several European competitions over the last five seasons.

Arsenal host Everton on Sunday, while Liverpool entertain relegated Middlesbrough and third-placed City travel to Watford. They are now 3rd following their midweek win at home to West Brom.

Arsenal's veteran keeper Petr Cech wants his side and his team's supporters to focus only on the Gunners winning against Everton at the weekend.

In football terms, they are too big to fail for a prolonged period, but with at least six clubs now challenging for four Champions League places in England, they can not expect a smooth route back if they miss out this time. In that scenario, any combination of Arsenal scoring at least one more goal than Liverpool in their draw, and Liverpool losing by at least 2 more goals than Arsenal scores, would see Arsenal finish in fourth place.

Calling for one last push after an underwhelming first season in charge, City boss Pep Guardiola said: "We still have 95, 96 minutes to fight to do one thing that's so important for the club and the future". They will have one eye on the Europa League final and so will likely rotate players ahead of that.

The prize for winning the league is £38m, but even bottom club Sunderland will still be paid nearly £2m just for taking part.

Newcastle's decline has been more of a slow-burner, but they have been relegated, and promoted, twice, since last competing in the Champions League in 2003.

"But they've taken it because they believe that something will happen and that something will change". Adams then moved on to Granada and Wenger was surprised by his claim that he had not been wanted at Arsenal.

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