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.
Stay strong Arsenal fans. Still feel you’re capable of finishing above Burnley.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) 15 April 2018
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.