How Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal could face a Champions League play-off
- Author: Julie Sanders May 20, 2017,
May 20, 2017, 21:33
The Londoners trail City by three points with the same number of games played. At the opposite end of the table, relegation for Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Hull City means we won't even be able to settle down to any ridiculously overhyped "Survival Sunday" drama, either.
The champions sign off their league campaign, before next week's FA Cup final against Arsenal, at home to Sunderland when captain John Terry is expected to make his final appearance for the club.
However, if they are to finish level on goal difference and goals scored City will need to lose to the Hornets by four goals, and Arsenal will need to beat Everton by one goal, scoring just once more than City do.
"We made 71 points and were second".
Manchester City travel to Watford, Arsenal host Everton and Liverpool play Middlesbrough at home, with all three involved in potential play-off scenarios - pay attention now.
The date and venue for the playoff, if at all, are yet to be finalised.
The idea of a 39th Premier League game has been floated for a few years now, but if results go a certain way for two of Manchester City, Liverpool or Arsenal on the final day of the season, it could become a reality.
In this scenario - win, lose or draw - Arsenal would finish fifth. We have to wait until the end of the season.
With a superior goal difference of five to that of Arsenal, who are three points behind, it would take a big turnaround to deny City.
"Firstly, he [Sanchez] scored a lot of goals for us but his first job is not to be a striker, it is more midfield but he is an unbelievable player". Whether they would be playing off for third or fourth place would depend on Liverpool's result against Middlesbrough (again, it's extremely improbable, so don't worry too much about it).
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Arsene Wenger has guided Arsenal to at least a top four finish in each of his previous 20 seasons at the helm and momentum appears to be on the side of the Gunners, as they have won six of their last seven league games.