Petr Cech urges Arsenal fight for top 4 to finish

Put simply, if Arsenal and Liverpool finish on the same points, goal difference and goals scored, they play each other on a neutral ground, the victor of which will secure Champions League football.

Manager Arsene Wenger has never finished outside the top four in a full season in charge and is optimistic that the Gunners can qualify again this season despite a run that saw them lose six out of 11 league games.

'I think it will give us a hope, because if we keep the pressure on the other teams, maybe they will have an unlucky game or drop points somewhere, ' the goalkeeper said. Should Swansea win on Saturday they will move four points clear of Hull ahead of their game away at Crystal Palace 24 hours later, with the Tigers knowing that a defeat would see them go down.

Well, we did a lot of math and thinkin' this past week about what it would take for Arsenal to sneak into that last Champions League place.

"We are going to learn from the mistakes we made this season and we are going to take it to next season", Wijnaldum told Sky Sports News.

"It was an open game but then in the second half we managed to come out and just keep playing our game, waiting and being patient until the opportunity came".

They infamously overtook Tottenham on the final day of the 2005-06 season when their rivals, needing only to match results to stay fourth, were struck down with food poisoning from a dodgy lasagne at the hotel the night before they lost away to West Ham.

As the Premier League reaches its penultimate weekend, issues could be settled at both ends of the table.

The continuation of a long and glorious streak of Champions League qualification is entirely out of Arsenal's hands.

If that first one doesn't happen, the other two don't matter.

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