Premier League: Misery for Arsenal as Manchester City, Liverpool book Champions League berths

Posted on May 22 2017 - 9:57am by admin

Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger watches from the touchline on May 21, 2017

Arsenal will spend next time period trekking around the unglamourous outposts of the Europa League.

Arsene Wenger's torrid yr reached a calamitous climax as Arsenal failed to qualify for the Champions League for the primary time in 20 years after Manchester metropolis and Liverpool wrapped up the remainder top four locations on the ultimate day of the ultimate League season.

Wenger's side received three-1 towards Everton, however Liverpool's 3-zero victory over Middlesbrough and Manchester city's 5-0 demolition of Watford pushed Arsenal out of Europe's elite.

After accomplishing the Champions League for the ultimate 19 seasons, Arsenal will spend next time period trekking around the unglamourous outposts of the Europa League.

That indignity will cost Arsenal an estimated £50 million ($ 65 million) in revenue and increase the force on Gunners boss Wenger, who has endured a miserable season full of fan protests and calls for his resignation.

The Frenchman, who has but to disclose if he’s going to signal a brand new contract to increase his 21-12 months reign, might still end the season with silverware as Arsenal face Chelsea within the FA Cup closing next Saturday.

however even that gained't be enough to quell the mutinous atmosphere among Arsenal supporters who imagine Wenger has misplaced his facet.

"It's irritating," Wenger mentioned. "We did the job until the end.

"Our factors complete is first rate for those who take a look at it through the years."

Hector Bellerin put Arsenal ahead in the eighth minute, however when Laurent Koscielny was sent off six minutes later for a reckless challenge on Enner Valencia, Wenger must have feared the worst.

Alexis Sanchez elevated Arsenal's benefit within the 27th minute, but by the time Everton's Romelu Lukaku reduced the deficit with a 58th minute penalty, it was once already clear results elsewhere had conspired against Wenger.

Aaron Ramsey got Arsenal's 0.33, however his team were condemned to ending fifth because Liverpool eased into the Champions League for the primary time considering 2014-15.

Georginio Wijnaldum put Liverpool in advance in first half stoppage-time, Philippe Coutinho struck within the 51st minute and Adam Lallana acquired the 1/3 five minutes later.

Liverpool finish fourth and will enter the Champions League play-off round subsequent season as they appear to make the group levels.

"It's an enormous aid. A club like Liverpool needs to be within the Champions League," Reds boss Jurgen Klopp stated.

At Vicarage highway, city wrapped up 1/3 location and automated entry into the Champions League group tiers.

Vincent Kompany headed house in the fifth minute and Sergio Aguero doubled the lead in the 23rd minute.


Aguero scored his 33rd goal of the season in all competitions nine minutes sooner than half-time, whereas Fernandinho and Gabriel Jesus also struck for metropolis.

"We were below a number of pressure. we are so satisfied to be 1/3," metropolis supervisor Pep Guardiola mentioned.

Harry Kane completed as the most advantageous League's leading scorer for the 2d successive year because the Tottenham striker's hat-trick took him to 29 goals and impressed a 7-1 win at Hull.

Already guaranteed to finish 2nd, Tottenham scored twice in the first thirteen minutes through Kane and delivered additional targets via Dele Alli and Victor Wanyama.

Kane, who scored four in a 6-1 win at Leicester on Thursday, completed his treble within the 72nd minute and Tottenham made it an marvelous 13 goals in two games due to late efforts from Ben Davies and Toby Alderweireld.

John Terry used to be given an emotional ship-off as champions Chelsea beat Sunderland 5-1 ahead of hoisting the prime League trophy.

Terry captained Chelsea on his farewell look at Stamford Bridge beforehand of his put up-season departure.

Blues boss Antonio Conte paid a fitting tribute to Terry, taking him off in the 26th minute — matching his shirt number — and Chelsea's gamers fashioned a protect of honour as he walked off to a standing ovation by means of the capability crowd.

Willian, Eden Hazard and Pedro scored to put Chelsea in regulate earlier than Michy Batshuayi capped the rout with two late objectives.

Jose Mourinho named Manchester United's youngest ever most effective League beginning line-up, with an average age of 22 years and 284 days, and the youngsters rose to the party with a 2-zero win over Crystal Palace at previous Trafford.

With United due to face Ajax within the Europa League last on Wednesday, Mourinho made no attempt to conceal his want to maintain his key players fresh for the Stockholm showpiece.

United should win the Europa League to qualify for next season's Champions League.

Josh Harrop confirmed no indicators of being overawed as the 21-12 months-outdated English midfielder put United in advance with a solo effort within the 15th minute.

Paul Pogba, again within the workforce after the dying of his father, brought United's 2nd goal in the 19th minute.

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