According to Opta’s calculations and to no surprise, Champions League is 100% confirmed to be back at the Emirates Stadium next season.
Opta updated their calculations on how they see the season finishing come the end of the season and here are their results.
It is predicted that Arsenal will 100% compete in Europe’s strongest competition once again for the first time since the 2016/17 season. But, the Gunners have set their sights this season on a bigger target, and that is the Premier League title.
Although Arsenal’s expectations at the start of the season was top four, and they look 100% guaranteed to achieve with nine games to go, there is no time for celebrations as the Gunners are going for the biggest prize in English football, which very few people would have predicted back in August.
Arsenal have impressed everyone this season and are currently sitting of top of the Premier League, eight points ahead of second-placed Manchester City.
However Arsenal still have some big tests to come as they still have to travel to the Etihad, St James’ Park and Anfield this weekend before the season comes to a close.
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Arsenal will know all about a difficult away test with a lot on the line, as they lost at St James’ Park towards the end of last season which gave their rivals, Tottenham Hotspur the advantage in the top four race.
One of the biggest games comes this Sunday for Arsenal when the Gunners travel to Merseyside to take on Liverpool at Anfield. A place where they haven’t won since 2012.
The Gunners’s fantastic seasons directly translated in their dominance over their biggest rivals including Chelsea and Tottenham, with them already confirmed to finish above Chelsea, and needing only two wins to finish above Spurs and celebrate St.Totteringham’s day for the first time since 2016.
St Totteringham’s day is the day where it’s mathematically confirmed that Arsenal finish above Spurs in the Premier League and that day could come this weekend if results go Arsenal’s way.
If Arsenal beat Liverpool at Anfield and Brighton beat Tottenham then it will be mathematically confirmed that the Gunners will finish above their rivals for the first time since 2016.
Onto the weekend…