Mikel Arteta says Arsenal’s top-four hopes are “very possible” as they hope to qualify for the UEFA Champions League for the 2022/23 season.
The Gunners will play the final game of the season on Sunday after two defeats left them two points behind north London rivals Tottenham.
In order to qualify for Champions League football next season, Arsenal need to beat Everton at the Emirates and Tottenham will have to lose to already relegated Norwich.
And Arteta remains confident it is “very possible” the odds could be upset at Carrow Road on Sunday. He said:
[The Everton game] gives me more encouragement about what can happen on the last day at Norwich. This only happens in this league, it’s what makes this league so incredible. In many other countries, with nothing to play for you don’t see performances like this [from Crystal Palace] – it makes us hopeful something can happen.
It’s very possible. Looking back, I’ve been back a few years and seen a few examples of things like this happening at the end of the season. The longer the game is close, I am hopeful. “We are back in Europe, we don’t know where, hopefully it will be in the Champions League – we’ll do what we have to do and we will be cheering for Norwich.