This weekend should put an end to the Premier League campaign until August, but there is a possible play-off on the cards for Arsenal.
Our side moved to within one point of Liverpool, and three of Manchester City, and are hoping to claw their way back inside the top four at the finishing line.
This weekend we play host to Everton, where a win will push us up to 75 points, and should Liverpool fail to beat an already-relegated Middlesbrough side, we would qualify for the Champions League by the skins of our teeth.
There is the possibility however that we could end up having to play one of our rivals for a place instead, should the unlikely scenario occur that we finish the season on the same points as one of the teams in fourth place, whilst having the same goal difference and goals scored.
A play-off between us and Liverpool could occur should we draw our match with at least 1 goal scored from each side, with the Reds losing by a scoreline of 2-0 or more depending on our result. We have currently scored one goal less than our rivals, whilst having conceded once more.
There is also the possibility that we could go head-to-head with Manchester City instead however, but it’s much the less likely. Firstly Liverpool would need to win their match, to leave us and City sharing the fourth position in the table. Man City would firstly have to concede four or more goals in defeat away to Watford this weekend, with us winning our match. A 4-0 win for the Hornets paired with a 1-0 win for us would see this scenario brought to life, but we aren’t expecting City to fall apart like Tottenham did last season…
Our form of late would put us in the driving seat should there be an unimaginable play-off match, but I think my heart would much prefer for Liverpool to crumble this weekend and we cruise to victory and seal it the old-fashioned way!
Would you love to see an end-of-season play-off for the Champions League spot?