EPL: Arsenal, Spurs To Battle For Champions League Slot On Sunday

 Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspurs will be doing battle in their last English Premier League match on Sunday, to decide who takes the fourth position on … Continue reading EPL: Arsenal, Spurs To Battle For Champions League Slot On Sunday


 Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspurs will be doing battle in their last English Premier League match on Sunday, to decide who takes the fourth position on the EPL table as the fourth place slot means a ticket to the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League.

Arsenal will be hoping to outdo Newcastle to edge out their arch rivals Tottenham. With Manchester United crowned champions, Manchester City guaranteed second spot, the focus is on the Champions League places with Chelsea on 72 points, Arsenal on 70 and Spurs on 69.

Chelsea, placed third on 72 points, earns automatic passage to the group stage of Europe’s elite club competition.

According to Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger, he knew it was going to come down to the last games of the season to decide who takes what.

Tottenham Hotspur are in dying need of a home win against Sunderland, a club that was doing well at the early part of the season beating the likes of Arsenal 2-1, but couldn’t hold on to the pressure and slumped in terms of performance in the last two months.

Tottenham Hotspurs are now hoping that Newcastle can do a good job on Sunday by cleaning out the Gunners so that they can seal the fourth place slot.

Last year, Wenger’s Arsenal side snatched third on the last day of the season with Spurs ending up fourth, their misery compounded by the fact that they missed out on the Champions League as Chelsea took the final English spot as European champions.

Newcastle guaranteed safety from relegation when Wigan dropped down from the Premier League after losing 4-1 to Arsenal last weekend.

Newcastle coach Alan Pardew was so relieved he said it did not matter if Arsenal beat them, which infuriated Tottenham fans. He later withdrew his declaration, saying it was just a joke. Wenger explained Pardew was speaking out of excitement.