Gary Lineker sends message to Arsenal fans on Twitter

Spurs striker Gary Lineker (l) holds off the challenge of Notts Forest players Steve Chettle and Des Walker (r) during the 1991 FA Cup Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Nottingham Forest...

Arsenal lost to Newcastle United in the Premier League on Sunday.

Matt Ritchie of Newcastle United scores his sides second goal past Petr Cech of Arsenal while being challenged by Rob Holding of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Newcastle...

Gary Lineker has taken to social networking site Twitter to send a message to Arsenal fans.

The former Tottenham Hotspur and Everton striker has stated that Arsenal will still finish above Burnley in the Premier League table this season.

It was (probably) a tongue-in-cheek remark from Lineker following the Gunners’ 2-1 defeat to Newcastle United away from home at St. James’ Park in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

The result means that Arsene Wenger’s side are just two points above Burnley in sixth place.

Spurs striker Gary Lineker (l) holds off the challenge of Notts Forest players Steve Chettle and Des Walker (r) during the 1991 FA Cup Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Nottingham Forest...

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger looks on during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal at St. James Park on April 15, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Arsenal’s chances of finishing in the top four of the Premier League this season seem to be over.

The Gunners could actually end up outside the top six, with Burnley in good form and looking very confident.

The only way that Arsenal can salvage their season is by winning the Europa League.

However, with the North London outfit facing Spanish club Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals of the competition, it looks a tough prospect at the moment.

FIFA World Cup 2018FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - click here for all of our coverage...

Register for ARSENAL team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch