Premier League: Arsenal’s Champions League qualification at stake against Everton
Arsenal’s Champions League qualification will be on the line when they welcome Everton to Emirates Stadium on Sunday evening.
Sitting one point behind fourth-placed Liverpool, they head into matchday 38, hoping to secure a top-four finish against all odds like they did last season. They need Manchester City, who play Watford, or Liverpool, who host relegated Middlesbrough, to drop points besides three points against the Toffees.
Arsenal have never finished outside top four under Arsene Wenger and, with his managerial acumen now under serious scrutiny, his repute is at stake. Despite his downplaying the effects of finishing out of Champions League places, the Gunners’ finally finishing below local rivals Tottenham Hotspur and missing out on Europe’s elite cup competition will only aggravate the Wenger Out movement.