Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, says Arsenal still have a “good chance” of finishing in top four, if other teams fight on the last day of the season.
Wenger was speaking after Alexis Sanchez’s double secured a 2-0 win over Sunderland on Tuesday night at a half-empty Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners will however need a favour from either Middlesbrough, who visit Liverpool on Sunday or Watford who host Manchester City.
Arsenal will host Everton on Sunday. They are one point behind fourth-placed Liverpool and three behind City, who are third.
“I don’t think about the percentages,” Wenger said.
“I just think: ‘Let’s make sure we win against Everton.’ Even if you have only a 1% chance, you would have to play totally at 100% but I think we have a good chance. If we won, it would be the first time you make 75 points and you are not in the top four.
“I answer for 20 years the question: ‘Is the top four nothing special?’ I don’t know why, suddenly, it could become such a big problem [not to finish in the top four]. I am quite surprised. I want to make sure, absolutely, that we are in there but let’s get to 75 points and see what happens. You want all the teams to fight like Sunderland did tonight and, after, you have to accept the result.”