Arsenal have never finished out of top four during Arsene Wenger’s reign at the club, and their late insurgence may finish them in top four for this season as well to continue with Wenger’s legacy. It will be 21st season in a row when Gunners would finish in Premier League top four, but fans still want the Frenchman to leave the club at the end of the season.
It feels like 2-0 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur has notoriously hurt the North London side as their White Hart Lane based neighbor is going to finish above them for the very first time. Since then Gunners have defeated Manchester United, Southampton, and Stoke City to find themselves only a point behind the fourth placed Liverpool.
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) May 13, 2017
In a week’s time, Arsenal looks a different side than they were a month’s ago. Their latest 4-1 victory over Stoke City came as a warning to fourth placed Liverpool who were comfortably sitting at third before Manchester City registered a 2-1 victory over Leicester City on Saturday afternoon.
Now, the pressure is on Reds to win their remaining two games, otherwise Arsenal will fancy their chances to finish above them. They registered three back to back sweet victories over difficult oppositions, whereas Liverpool have lose points against Crystal Palace & Southampton, and weren’t convincing in 1-0 victory over Watford.
Liverpool playing away against West Ham will find it difficult to win, and with extra pressure of losing out their third place to City, and Arsenal approaching to throw them out of top four will play a role in it.
Arsene Wenger may leave the club at the end of the season with fans’ increasing criticism and board’s pressure to leave the managerial job and join them on board, but he’ll leave a legacy to finish in top four every single season. Neither Manchester United nor Chelsea, their closest rival can challenge Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal legacy to finish in Premier League top four team every season.