Arsenal are going into the sixth consecutive season without the Champions League. Beaten by Newcastle (0-2) on Monday, the Gunners probably left the last ticket for C1 Tottenham.
Arsenal players’ disappointment on the Newcastle pitch
Arsenal have arguably ruined their entire season in less than a week. The London club, long in the running to qualify for the Champions League, fell to fifth place in the Premier League in the final sprint after their second consecutive defeat by Newcastle (0-2) on Monday, four days after suffering a severe setback League back the derby against Tottenham (0-3).
Arsenal missed their game
Doubled by Antonio Conte’s Spurs, who beat Burnley (1-0) on Sunday, Mikel Arteta’s team are now two points clear of fourth place with a day to go. Arsenal are therefore no longer in control of their fate. I’m incredibly you. It’s very painful. It was in our hands and is no longer in our hands regretted the Gunners’ manager after the meeting.
As so often in recent years, Arsenal missed a crucial moment in their season. Alexandre Lacazette’s teammates never gave the Magpies the impression they could win or fight for a C1 spot. We didn’t do anything in this game. They were much better than us in all areas of the game, we were bad on the ball admitted Arteta.
G. Xhaka – We don’t deserve to play in the Champions League
A little later, his midfielder Granit Xhaka made the same observation. From the first minute to the last, we didn’t even deserve to be on the pitch! I can’t explain why. We didn’t stick to the plan at all, we didn’t cost the coach, the Swiss international admitted on the Sky Sports microphone. We put in a disastrous performance. We don’t deserve to play in the Champions League or even the Europa League.
Once again, the mind seems to have played a nasty trick on the players who failed to respond to the challenge of this meeting on the lawn of St James’ Park. If a player is not ready for this game, he simply has to stay at home, launched Xhaka. It’s not a question of age. If you’re too nervous, stay on the bench or at home! We need players who have the courage to play.
Towards a 6th straight season without C1
Ahead of the 38th and final day of the Premier League, played on Sunday, the math is simple: to get into the top four, Arsenal must beat Everton and, with Tottenham losing to Norwich, 20th in the standings, count won only three league games in 2022. Suffice it to say the Gunners will need a miracle not to live without the Champions League for a sixth straight season. A tarnish.
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