What does Spurs’ result mean for Arsenal’s European hopes?

Tottenham Hotspur lost to Sheffield United tonight in the Premier League, leaving themselves down in ninth place, behind Arsenal who occupy eighth currently.

Our North London rivals lost 3-1 at Bramall Lane tonight which did see us drop below the Blades in the league table at present, but with six matches remaining we are currently in good stead to grind out a place in the Europa League.

Thanks to Manchester City’s Carabao Cup win earlier in the year, followed by the recent quarter final results in the FA Cup, two more teams will qualify for the Europa League via their league position, unless our team was to win the competition and qualify that way of course.

There is also the ban which is currently being held over the head of Manchester City, which is currently going to the CAS for an appeal, which if rejected will see fifth place in the PL going into the Champions League, and allowing a top eight finish to secure Europa League entry also.

Sheffield United have a tough run of fixtures remaining, with Chelsea, Wolves, Leicester City, Burnley and Everton all posing as tough opposition, and Southampton no easy task with red-hot striker Danny Ings in their side.

While all this should point to our climb up the table, one glance at our remaining opposition does not please the eye…

Arsenal will have to get results from Wolves, Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham, Leicester and Aston Villa, which could prove to be extremely problematic.

How many points will Arsenal need to secure a top-seven finish? How many points do you expect us to secure from our remaining ties?

Patrick

44 Comments

  1. Wild scenes in my living room right now!!! I thought 3 was the magic number, but now it’s 4 🀩😁πŸ₯³πŸ˜Ž
    Sterling again!!!!!

      1. Not long until MOTD and I can watch this fantastic week of football all over again!!!
        Thank you, City 😘

        1. Liverpool seem to have switched off now that they don’t have much left to play for. Now is our chance to take our revenge on them too! I hope they slack off well into the next season.

          1. Forget it. Liverpool may have had a bad day, but they won’t go that far, Mr. Guy Whose Picture Looks Like An Alien.βš½πŸ™Œ

        2. WHY do all you Cityzens have to rub the salt in NOW? This is Arsenal, remember?
          Just wait till you see us with Aston Villa.

          YNWA,
          Lisa

  2. Dread to think what City are going to do to us in the semi final don’t think i will bother watching could be embarrassing!!

      1. And application, strength and commitment.
        The Arsenal players must turn up to play in every match.

  3. Yeah, means the race for the leftover Europa spots are on. Hope we can finish above Spurs, get at least 7th. Hope the team can get over this terrible year very fast. Major changes needed in the summer and it will once again come down the Kroenke and the board to see if they are up to the task and support arteta.

  4. The same team team we beat in FA cup match and at the same ground. Yet some fans did not appreciate.
    We have tough matches coming up, but we can cross the line.

  5. It’s in our hands now, regarding St. Totts day, especially as we still have to play them.

    There is no way we should be worried about facing them, when you consider we had seven players out injured when we beat the Blades.
    PLUS we have MA and they have Maureen, unless, of course, he gets sacked again

    1. Theoretically seven, practically six as the shirt merchant has his mind fixed on his merchandise rather than the team and winning in those sixty odd minutes of his guest (or ghost) appearance. Without these seven, we are actually wining and playing better.Every cloud has a silver lining.Except Bernd and Gabriel, care two hoots if rest are available or not .

    2. Just like UCL was ours for the taking with an easy remainder of the games last season, and we folded, maybe EL will be ours this time as it seems less probable. And if it comes in package with st Totteringham’s day, I’d be one happy camper.

  6. It was great seeing them slip up, but it’s Chelsea, ManU, and Wolves we need to slip as well.

  7. The writer listed Man City as one of the teams we’re yet to face in the league. I thought we’re done with City and our game with them is an FA Cup semifinal match at Wembley?

  8. Our remaining fixtures are against Wolves, Leicester, Spurs, Liverpool, Aston Villa and Watford

  9. We still have the more difficult fixtures compared to Spurs. My focus is on Livarpool though, 4-0 haha they are beginning to show weakness and we must whip them and get back some respect.

    1. Where was VAR last night?! It’s abandoned them now!! πŸ˜€ Been their mate all season!!

      1. VAR is not the same like manure’s buying and bullying the refs, it’s actual football justice. Being happy that much about a loss of a club that isn’t scum or manure is beyond me.

        1. Oh excuse me!! Did you check out my messages on the other post about the spuds losing??!!! Thought not…

    2. No, no and NO! ZIP IT 😯😯😯😯😯😯😯😯😯😯😯😯😯😯😯😯

  10. Well I enjoyed MOTD… KDB is world class πŸ‘Œ And how good has Foden been since the restart?!!
    Our goals looked even better 2nd time round!!
    The only thing that let me down was United winning, otherwise it would’ve been the perfect week!!

    1. Well, it WASN’T! Sheesh, sometimes I think I’m the only Arsenal and Liverpool fan around here. Either Arsenal and Man. City or Man.City or Spurs or something.

      1. Lisa… I’m a gooner who can’t stand the spuds, chavs, scousers and mancs! So if any of these teams lose, I’m all over it 😁

  11. Omg Amazon are filming the spuds for an ‘All or Nothing’ documentary!!
    That’ll be nothing then!! πŸ˜†
    Wait…. this doesn’t mean we’re finally going to catch a glimpse of that trophy cabinet, does it?!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  12. Like you said Patrick, it depends on what can we do in our next run. I know we passed Nowrich with 4 nil with relatively decentvperformance but when you get to think about, we were a little lucky. They hit the post, Tim Krul made two mistakes leading to goals that of Auba and Xhaka’s goal.
    I with MA would consider putting Auba in center and Lacca or Eddie at the left wing instead of viceversa or simply use Saka. And consider a more solid defender than Sead on the left a 3 at the back, especially if the other two contains Luiz.
    I think he uses Sead because he us faster than our other CBs which is needed for the behind KT and the high backline.

    1. Meh, hat was terrible writing, space behind KT* . Hopefully, it is readable with the other mistakes, sorry, just woke up. πŸ™„πŸ˜…

    1. St Totteringham’s day….. you mean you’ve not heard of it?
      Maureen sounds sooooo much better!!

    2. It’s when we finish above our noisy neighbours in the league. And Mr. Special One doesn’t need to be shown that much respect!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I liked him when he was at Real though!

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