Arsenal’s bid for a top-four finish is all but over after Unai Emery’s side were held to a 1-1 draw by Brighton on Sunday.
Following Chelsea’s win earlier in the day, Arsenal knew nothing but a win would do in the race to finish in the top four and they took an early lead through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s penalty after Nacho Monreal was brought down by Alireza Jahanbakhsh.
However, Arsenal were pegged back by Glenn Murray’s second-half penalty after Granit Xhaka tripped Solly March, leaving them three points behind fourth-placed Tottenham with one game remaining.
Arsenal could still secure a fourth-placed finish but it would require them to win at Burnley and Spurs to lose against Everton with an eight-goal swing. Realistically, Arsenal’s only remaining chance of Champions League qualification is through winning the Europa League.