What Tottenham Hotspur must do to finish above Arsenal for third successive season and avoid St Totteringham’s Day
Tottenham’s own defeat, at home to West Ham, threatened to dump them out of the Premier League top four, but another slip up from the Gunners may have saved them.
Spurs had suffered years of dominance at the hands of their rivals and finished below them every campaign from 1995/96 to 2016/17.
Now, though, Mauricio Pochettino has guided his side above their neighbours for the last two years and could make it three as soon as next weekend.
The two clubs are still in a huge battle to finish in the top four, with Chelsea and Manchester United also able to land a Champions League qualification spot.
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So, how can Spurs finish above their fierce rivals for a third straight season?
Well, it’s a simple as one more victory, thanks to Arsenal’s loss to Leicester City.
Should third place Tottenham, on 70 points, beat either Bournemouth or Everton they will not be able to finish below the Gunners, who are currently fifth in the table and on 66.
The victory would put them on 73 points, while Arsenal can currently only accumulate 72 – two draws might also be enough thanks to their superior goal difference but Spurs fans won’t want to risk it.
Tottenham and Arsenal’s final two fixtures
- Bournemouth (away) – Saturday, May 4
- Everton (home) – Sunday, May 12
- Brighton (home) – Sunday, May 5
- Burnley (away) – Sunday, May 12
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