Arsenal celebrate v Sunderland

How Arsenal can still make the top four: All the permutations

Arsenal 2 – Sunderland 0

Arsenal were unable to break down Sunderland until the 72nd minute on Wednesday night.

Once again it was that man Alexis Sanchez who did the damage, scoring twice late on to break down the Sunderland resistance.

Jordan Pickford was insanely good in the Sunderland goal but Arsenal, as expected, got the job done.

Arsenal have 2 games remaining this season

Arsenal now have two games remaining this season and despite all the negativity surrounding the Gunners could still have what would be considered a successful campaign.

On Sunday Arsenal host Everton in the final Premier League game of the campaign.

Six days later Arsenal will contest the FA Cup final versus Chelsea at Wembley.

How Arsenal can still make the top four

Going into the final day of the Premier League season, Arsenal are in fifth place and are most likely to finish there.

If Liverpool and Manchester City win their final day games, against Middlesbrough at Anfield and Watford at Vicarage Road, respectively, then Arsenal will remain in fifth.

Arsenal clearly also have to do the business themselves, and beat Everton on the final day to have a chance of a top four finish.

The Gunners lost at Goodison Park earlier in the season.

What needs to happen for Arsenal to finish in the top four:

  • Arsenal draw with Everton and Liverpool lost 2-0 at home to already relegated Middlesbrough.
  • Arsenal beat Everton and Liverpool draw with Middlesbrough.
  • Arsenal beat Everton and Manchester City lose at Watford, with the Gunners scoring enough to overturn a +5 advantage in goal difference.

Arsenal’s top 4 hopes are also alive if they can secure a 39th game play-off!

For a Champions League play-off between Arsenal and Liverpool, the final day results needed are Arsenal 1 – Everton 1 & Liverpool 0 – Middlesbrough 2.

For a Champions League play-off between Man City and Arsenal, the final day results needed are Watford 4 – Man City 0 & Arsenal 1 – Everton 0.

Related: How Arsenal, Liverpool & Man City could play 39th EPL game: A Champions League play-off.