Arsenal secured fourth spot before Sunday match against West Bromwich Albion following Everton’s 3-2 defeat at home to Manchester City.
Arsenal last night secured Champions League football for an incredible 17th successive season following Everton’s 3-2 defeat at home to Manchester City.
Fourth spot looked in grave danger for the Gunners only a few weeks ago, as they crashed to a humiliating 3-0 defeat at the hands of the Toffees at Goodison Park.
A drastic change in fortunes was required, and Arsene Wenger’s men found it both in Everton’s form and their own.
After Everton had gone on an impressive seven-game winning streak throughout March and the beginning of April, they eventually ran out of steam as a shock 3-2 defeat at home to Crystal Palace was followed by another two defeats in three games.
Arsenal, in contrast, beat West Ham United, Hull City and Newcastle United in quick succession to regain some much-needed momentum and their top four spot was sealed after Everton’s latest defeat.
For Wenger, it is job done in the Premier League - which gave Twitter’s football fans the perfect opportunity to mock the Frenchman’s importance at finishing fourth with a number of witty memes.
And Arsenal just won another 4th place trophy! #NewContractForWenger— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) Mayo 3, 2014
I'm sorry, Arsenal just qualified for the Champions League AND are in contention for the FA Cup? Tell em Arsene. pic.twitter.com/aC6BJ9FAX3— President Özil (@PresidentOzil) Mayo 3, 2014
BREAKING: Arsenal unveil their new trophy. pic.twitter.com/fDkylViiei— Funny Football (@FunnyFootballll) Mayo 3, 2014
Congratulations Arsenal for winning the Top 4 trophy yet again.. pic.twitter.com/w9xkIjaPXu— Football Funnys (@FootballFunnys) Mayo 3, 2014