Well, not top. We know that…
However, Manchester United’s 3-2 defeat to West Ham United does mean Arsenal will finish in the top four for the 20th consecutive season.
What do you mean you’re not excited?
Anyway, the table currently looks like this [see below] and with a game against Aston Villa on the final day of the season, we’re in the driving seat to secure automatic qualification to the group stages of the Champions League.
That said, while a third place finish looks likely, there are still best and worse case scenarios that could pan out. Here are the final day permutations…
Here are the final day permutations…
For Arsenal to finish second (thus sparking wild St Totteringham’s Day celebrations)…
Sp*rs lose and Arsenal win.
Sp*rs draw and Arsenal win 13-0.
For Arsenal to finish third…
Sp*rs draw and Arsenal win less than 13-0.
Man City draw or lose.
For Arsenal to finish fourth…
Arsenal lose and City win.
Remember, finishing fourth in the table means we’ll have to play a two-legged Champions League qualifier at the start of next season; a scenario that Arsene Wenger is desperate to avoid given the havoc it plays with pre-season preparations and potential transfer business.