Where the Arsenal can win or lose the Champions League race against Spurs, Chelsea and Man United


The Arsenal is now in a very good position to take a place in the next Champions League next season after an excellent lap of late form.

Looking to lose the top four for the third year in rebound, the Gunners are now just one point away from Spurs in third and have a crucial game in hand to arrive later this month.

However, that game comes to Wolves and Nuno Espirito Santo's team has a good record against the top six in Molineux so far this season.

Unai Emery's team has a nice series of games to close the season and the good news is that they won't face any of their rivals between now and May.

The absent form will be crucial and could be the difference if the team plays in the Champions League or Europa League in September or not.

The team also has the chance to qualify for the European elite competition by winning the Europa League final next month if they really don't show up in the top four.

In view of the next round of matches, we took a look at how the Gunners' runner is confronted with their two rivals for a place in the Champions League.


07/04 – Everton (a)

15/04 – Watford (a)

21/04 – Crystal Palace (h)

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 29: Alex Iwobi, Hector Bellerin and Alexandre Lacazette celebrate the first Arsenal goal with his teammates during the match between Arsenal FC and Watford FC at Emirates Stadium on September 29, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Image: David Price / Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

24/04Wolves (a)

29/04 – Leicester City (a)

04/05 – Brighton & Hove Albion (h)

12/05 – Burnley (a)

Verdict: It would seem a nice run-in for the Gunners and if they manage to fix their form away, they will probably be favored to ensure a top-4 placement that would represent a good first season for Emery.

However, there are some factors that should be taken into consideration.

One is the game against wolves. The Arsenal took a point in the reverse race at the start of the season and a repeat would not be the worst result in the world in terms of the possibility of returning to the Champions League.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos faces Marcus Rashford in the Old Trafford game in December

C & # 39; is also the Europa League that will mark the budget of the team. They will face the Serie A team so that their first four credentials will be tested.

If they go deeper into the tournament, the games will be moved to Sunday, which means they will probably play after the Red Devils and this could be the difference.

Manchester United matches

13/04 – West Ham (h)

21/04 – Everton (a)

Paul Pogba celebrates the score at Craven Cottage (Image: Tom Purslow / Man Utd via Getty Images)

24/04 – Man City (h)

28/04 – Chelsea (h)

04/05 – Huddersfield Town (a)

12/05 – Cardiff City (h)

Verdict: Similar to the Gunners, Man United cannot have too many complaints with their run-in. Huddersfield Town and Cardiff City are probably the last two games to be won if fate is in their hands.

What could have helped United because of injury problems was eliminated from the Champions League because it would have reduced the number of matches, but they have passed the PSG and now have at least two other European games to play.

They face three huge matches within a week towards the end of the month with a trip to Everton and home games against Man City and Chelsea. It could be a decisive week in the first four race.

Chelsea matches

08/04 – West Ham (h)

14/04 – Liverpool (a)

Eden Hazard on the ball (Photo by BEN STANSALL / AFP / Getty Images)

22/04 – Burnley (h)

28/04 – Manchester United (a)

04/05 – Watford (h)

12/05 – Leicester City (a)

Verdict: The fact that the Blues still have to play in Liverpool and Man United is a big problem, but it's not necessarily those games that determine whether or not they get the first four.

They struggled away from home in 2019, so matches against lower teams will not be guaranteed and Sarri hopes that Eden Hazard and Co can set goals to put the so-called "smaller teams" home.

Just like the Arsenal, the Europa League will weigh more heavily in the competition.

Fixtures by Tottenham Hotspur

13/04 – Huddersfield Town (h)

20/04 – Manchester City (a)

23/04 – Brighton & Hove Albion (h)

27/04 – West Ham (h)

04/05 – Bournemouth (a)

12/05 – Everton (h)

Verdict: After losing to Burnley, Chelsea, Southampton and Liverpool, as well as drawing against Arsenal, Mauricio Pochettino's team finally rebounded with the victory over Crystal Palace.

However, the team faces a difficult month of matches with a double Champions League header against Man City and a league match at the Etihad Stadium.

It is a difficult race and the spurs have a very low margin of error in the last few weeks.

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