Peter Cech tells Arsenal fans not to worry about Liverpool…

"In a football club today you have to employ people who can help you be successful".

Guardiola's City are now two points above Liverpool with a superior goal difference, so if they can only draw at Watford and Liverpool win at home to Middlesbrough, there is a chance the clubs could tie for third and face a play-off for the spot in the Champions League group stage.

There's much more than silverware, European qualification spots and pride to be played for in the Premier League.

Kane, Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez will be desperate to get their hands on the award. If Liverpool fail to defeat relegated Middlesbrough at Anfield, an Arsenal victory will see Arsene Wenger's team climb into the top four at Liverpool's expense.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has labelled Tony Adams" criticism of the Frenchman's coaching as "sad', and insists he has more important things to focus on. It doesn't matter about chances.

City has 75 points, Liverpool 73, and Arsenal 72.

Adams spent a month back at Arsenal last summer training the under-18s but then left for a job in China amid speculation that he would return permanently.

"It's a crucial game for us". They face a Palace side who secured safety last weekend with their first win in four. Middlesbrough will finish the season in 19th and must start to prepare for Championship football again next season.

"If we have a stronger team the expectation will be higher, that's okay".

Everton will finish seventh whatever happens and they will make a game of it, but the Gunners are on a good run and I think they will come out on top.

However, the possibility of Arsenal and Liverpool squaring off in an unprecedented Champions League qualification play-off does not seem completely bonkers. As would score lines of Arsenal 2-2 Everton with Liverpool losing 3-1, Arsenal 3-3 Everton with Liverpool losing 4-2.

Arsenal are in real danger of missing out on qualifying for the Champions League for the first time under Wenger. Prior to their win at Watford, they had won only one point in their past three matches against Swansea City, Chelsea, and West Ham United.

Even if Arsenal wins both their remaining games, it may not be enough. No one has contributed to more Premier League goals than the 33 goals Sanchez has.

Wenger's approval ratings are at an all-time low with Arsenal's disenchanted supporters and it will be fascinating to see if he decides to stay if the top four proves beyond reach.

Defoe has scored 15 of Sunderland's 28 Premier League goals this season. The Chilean has scored 23 and set up 10.

MISSES OUT: A loss; Man City draw or win PLUS Liverpool win.

With no European football to focus on, Brendan Rodgers' team were fresh and focused, nearly winning the title for the first time since 1990. Only Chelsea, Spurs, Manchester United, Everton and the three relegated clubs know their finishing position in the league.

  • Julie Sanders