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Arsenal Champions League Hope Suffers Setback After Tottenham’s Defeat

Arsenal Champions League Hope Suffers Setback After Tottenham’s Defeat

A win for the gunners yesterday would have seen them automatically seal their spot in the champions league, with just two games left to play in the premier league. Unfortunately, their champions league hope suffered a major setback yesterday after they were thrashed 3 nil by Tottenham Hotspurs.

The game yesterday was so intense as the atmosphere inside Tottenham’s stadium was electric. The home fans recognized how important the match was, which saw them chant heavily “come on you spurs” to ginger the Tottenham players to give their best, which they eventually did.

Arsenal gave Spurs an early penalty in the game, which Tottenham striker Harry Kane did not fail to convert into a goal. With Arsenal still pressing on for an equalizer, they were dealt with a big blow when its defender Rob Holding was shown a red card for a silly foul on son.

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With 10 men left on the pitch for the gunners, it was evident that they were demoralized, as their tempo in the game reduced drastically. Spurs striker Harry Kane who was already on the score sheet compounded Arsenal’s woes by scoring a second goal from a corner kick, minutes later, Son Heung Min scored to seal the 3 points at home.

After the game, during the press conference, Arsenal’s coach Mikel Arteta blamed the referee for poor officiating, and for killing such a beautiful game. However, the deed has been done, all the gunners need to do is forge ahead and focus on the two remaining games left to ensure to seal their spot in the champions league.

Despite Arsenal’s loss, they continue to sit in the fourth position in the premier league with just one point ahead of Tottenham. This loss has however put huge pressure on them with only two games left to play. A look at Arsenal and Tottenham’s next fixtures, one will notice that Arsenal has more tough games ahead, unlike Tottenham who get to play bottom-table teams.

Arsenal has been absent from the champions league for five years now, and if they fail to seal the fourth position this season, it will make it 6 years of their absence from the champions league. Although, despite yesterday’s loss, Arsenal still has a very strong chance to qualify for the champions league this season.

There is no disputing the fact that they have an uphill task to accomplish, all they need to do is to win their remaining two games left. The pressure is currently so much on them, and they can’t afford to make any costly mistakes at this moment.

Arsenal cannot afford a slip-up in the remaining two games, they will also be hopeful that the spurs get defeated in their remaining two games to ease the pressure on them. One question on everyone’s lips is, will Arsenal be able to qualify for the champions league this season?

Well, fingers crossed till the final games have been played, because in football anything can happen. Arsenal must understand that this is their moment to qualify for the champions league because they are so close to playing in the competition, unlike the previous seasons where they finished nowhere close to the top four position.

All they need to do is to put away yesterday’s defeat and fight like a wounded lion in their next two games, to ensure that they get to play in one of football’s prestigious competitions. Arteta on the other hand must encourage his boys to do the needful to ensure they adhere strictly to instructions and avoid costly mistakes to ensure that they seal the deal by qualifying for the champions league.

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