Arsenal fighting to stave off Champions League 'disappointment'

Solenn Plantier
Mai 19, 2017

Manchester City do not look like they will drop points, while Liverpool should easily dispatch Middlesbrough on Sunday.

Manchester City enjoyed a huge let-off in their quest for a top-four finish in the Premier League while Arsenal edged to within a point of fourth-placed Liverpool with an impressive victory yesterday.

Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are already guaranteed of taking their places in the group stage draw, but there are still two places up for grabs.

Although Wenger is often derided for defending his record for finishing in the top four rather than consistently winning silverware, Koscielny admitted he would rather qualify for next season's Champions League than win the FA Cup.

Sanchez completed 4 take ons and scored two goals on a night that he wasn't a 100%. "We have to wait until the end of the season", he said in quotes published by the Mirror.

"Getting more experience as a team and learning to handle more matches will make us better". They go into that match three points ahead of Arsenal, and two ahead of Liverpool. Even if they manage to lose away at Watford, they'll have a +5 superior goal difference over fifth place Arsenal, who host Everton on the final day.

Sunderland, following an abysmal performance last weekend against Swansea, did a credible job facing Arsenal at London's Emirates Stadium, holding the Gunners at bay until the 72nd minute, when forward Alexis Sanchez hammered in a cross from Mesut zil.

Arsenal's best hope is a shock Boro win; it's my view that if they don't get that slice of lucky, it's all over.

Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne scored first-half goals, before Toure strolled through West Brom's defense to add the third and bring the home fans at Etihad Stadium to their feet. The Manchester side has a goal differential of +36, compared with +33 for Liverpool and +31 for Arsenal.

So unless we go goal insane while winning the last two games against Sunderland and Everton, I see Man City as being the team to catch.

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