3-way race for final Champions League places in EPL

The Blues boss wants his side to focus on their remaining matches including the FA Cup final

The Blues boss wants his side to focus on their remaining matches including the FA Cup final

Under-pressure Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists his team can still salvage their turbulent season by defying the odds to snatch a Champions League place on the final day. A Europa League place awaits whoever finishes fifth. With Liverpool at home to already-relegated Middlesbrough, Arsenal can only beat Everton and hope for the best.

But the amount of money on offer to clubs is now so great that a change in their position in the table can be worth millions.

Being able to offer Champions League football to transfer targets is hugely important with several of the Reds' targets looking to compete on Europe's biggest stage next season.

Goal difference and goals scored will, as usual, be used to split any teams who are level on points - but the Premier League could see its first-ever playoff if two teams finish with identical records of points, goals scored and goals conceded.


But with the Gunners' result set to be academic if Liverpool and Man City win, Sky Sports have chose to prioritise Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola's men.

Despite the best efforts of Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham side, Chelsea had the league title sewn up with a couple of games to play. "He is the creator of the stadium, the players and style of the club".

Arsenal fans will not be able too see if their side can upset the odds as Sky Sports have used up all of their 126 live fixtures this season. "Five points separate Southampton in eighth, which is worth £24.7m in prize money, and Watford in 16th, worth £9.5m".

A top four finish is crucial to Liverpool's overall season.

The Merseyside giants are now preparing to host Boro at Anfield for the two sides' last game of the 2017-18 Premier League season.

City beat West Brom 3-1 to tighten their grip on third place.

Sunderland were relegated last month, while Middlesbrough had the last rites read by Chelsea last week.

In other words: Any scenario involving Liverpool losing by two seems extremely unlikely.

Klopp though thinks we've had a good season regardless of the weekend's results, claiming even perennial Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich would struggle to win the English top flight.

"We want to get in there, let's give ourselves every chance", he said.

This year Arsenal must again rely on an upset to finish in the top four.

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