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Arsenal must beat Everton and hope Tottenham collapse at Norwich if they are to nab fourth place from their rivals on the final day of the Premier League season.
Arsenal host Everton later today knowing even a big win against Frank Lampard’s side will not be enough to secure a return to the Champions League without relying on results elsewhere.
Still in with a slight chance of clinching a top-four place on the final day, Arsenal welcome Everton to the Emirates Stadium on Sunday to round off their Premier League season.
Meanwhile, the Toffees head to the capital with the pressure firmly off after securing survival in dramatic fashion against Crystal Palace on Thursday night.
Such has been the disappointment of recent weeks, Mikel Arteta is reliant on a Norwich City side to have lost five of their last six games to get a result against in-form Tottenham.
Still, as unlikely as it might be, Arsenal have a job to do.
While the thought of losing out to Spurs is hugely disappointing and will take some time to get over, this is a young side to have exceeded expectations and a performance here would at least end the season on a relative high.
Mikel Arteta admitted that Arsenal's performance at Newcastle United did not warrant Champions League football. Granit Xhaka told those who were not up to the task to "stay at home". There are no two ways about it - it was a St James' Park disaster.
Knowing that a win would see a top-four place remain in their hands heading into the final day, Arsenal were outplayed and bullied by Newcastle, who struck through Ben White's own goal and Bruno Guimaraes - a rumoured January target for the Gunners - in the second half.
The inquest into Arsenal's collapse has already begun, with many pointing to a lack of January incomings to bolster a thin squad, and only a spectacular set of circumstances would see Arteta's side clinch a spot in the Champions League for the first time in six years.
The Gunners currently sit two points behind Tottenham Hotspur and realistically need their North London rivals to suffer a shock defeat to 20th-placed Norwich City at Carrow Road to stand any chance of making the top four, and nothing less than a win will do for them on the Emirates turf.
Defeat to Newcastle also extended Arsenal's run without a clean sheet to nine matches - a far cry from their previously resilient defence - but they have won each of their last 10 final-day matches in the Premier League and will certainly be the fresher of the two sides this weekend.
Last weekend, Everton were on the wrong end of a 3-2 scoreline against Brentford and continued to run the risk of an unthinkable relegation from the top flight. On Thursday night, however, the tables turned.
Jean-Philippe Mateta's header and Jordan Ayew scrambling home led to even more groans of discontent around Goodison, with Everton seemingly set to be involved in the relegation dogfight until the final day, but not even the home crowd could have envisaged the magnificent second-half turnaround.
Michael Keane, Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin's efforts sparked rapturous scenes around the blue half of Merseyside - some of whom took it too far during the pitch invasion and felt the force of Patrick Vieira's boot for their troubles - but most importantly, Everton are safe.
Frank Lampard's side can now finish no lower than 16th and would have been relieved to secure their survival before a journey to the Emirates, especially seeing as they have won just twice away from home all season, although one of those triumphs did come at Leicester City earlier this month.
The Toffees also dented Arsenal's top-four bid earlier in the season with a 2-1 win at Goodison Park - their third consecutive victory over the Gunners - but not since 1924 have the North London club suffered a quartet of successive league losses to their Merseyside counterparts.
Clearly, it’s hard to spin the situation they’re in as a positive but, frankly, few would have given them a chance of breaking into the top four before a ball was kicked.
Barring a dramatic late twist, Spurs look set to claim the final Champions League qualification spot and will do so if they avoid defeat at relegated Norwich at Carrow Road.
If Antonio Conte’s side were to lose, Arsenal must win at the Emirates in order to take advantage, as they host an Everton side who secured their Premier League survival on Thursday.
Frank Lampard’s side performed a stunning comeback to beat Crystal Palace at Goodison Park and can play their final game of the season without the threat of relegation.
Here’s everything you need to know before the game.
When is Arsenal vs Everton?
The match will kick-off alongside the other nine Premier League games on the final day, at 4pm BST on Sunday 22 May.
How can I watch it?
The match has not been selected for live TV on the final day. Sky Sports will instead be showing the title race and relegation fight, with Manchester City facing Aston Villa, Liverpool hosting Wolves, and Leeds needing a result at Brentford.
Arsenal are set to be without Takehiro Tomiyasu, while Ben White and Gabriel Magalhaes face late fitness tests. Rob Holding returns from suspension but Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney remain long-term absentees.
Everton can rotate their team for the final day, and Dele Alli could start on his return to north London after his fine introduction from the bench on Thursday. Jarrad Branthwaite returns from suspension but Soloman Rondon remains banned.
Arteta is still without Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney for the final game of the season.
Elsewhere, Takehiro Tomiyasu is likely to miss out, although Rob Holding is available again.
For Everton, Lampard has confirmed a number of players who haven’t had much of a chance under him will feature now their Premier League safety has been secured.
Arsenal right-back Takehiro Tomiyasu just cannot catch a break at the moment, as the Japan international was run ragged against Allan Saint-Maximin before being forced off early with a muscular problem on Monday.
Kieran Tierney and Thomas Partey are keeping Tomiyasu company in the treatment room, while Rob Holding is back from a ban and represents a much fitter option at the back compared to Gabriel Magalhaes and Ben White - both of whom reportedly missed training on Wednesday.
Emile Smith Rowe was also absent from the session but would have been expected to drop out for Gabriel Martinelli either way, while Tomiyasu's absence should mean a recall to the first XI for Cedric Soares.
Meanwhile, Everton's defence will be bolstered by the return of Jarrad Branthwaite from a one-match ban, although Salomon Rondon remains on the naughty step.
Andros Townsend and Nathan Patterson will both miss the final day of the season, but Fabian Delph and Yerry Mina have small chances of making the squad, though neither man should be risked from the off.
Lampard will almost certainly shuffle the pack after their successful midweek exertions, with ex-Tottenham man Dele Alli sure to be in line for a start as he aims to help his old club fend off their top-four competition.
Arsenal: Ramsdale; Cedric, Holding, Gabriel, Tavares; Xhaka, Elneny; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Nketiah
Everton: Pickford; Coleman, Holgate, Keane, Mykolenko; Iwobi, Doucoure, Allan, Alli, Richarlison; Calvert-Lewin
Everton’s safety may give them a final burst of freedom, against an Arsenal side who have suffered a poor end to the season. Still, it’s the Gunners who have the most to play for and have to win to keep Tottenham honest. Arsenal 2-1 Everton dfsgfre12sfsdgdsg