Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta believes that their hopes of a top-four finish remain very possible as they hope Norwich can do them a favor on the last day of the season. Arsenal finds themselves two points behind their North London rivals Tottenham after back-to-back losses. They take on Everton at the Emirates while Spurs face the bottom of the Premier League table, Norwich.
“[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,” Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta said. “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, the more 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.”
“It has been a long journey and a very challenging one this season, but I think we have come a long way as a club. As a team I think we have transformed the energy, vibe, and expectation of this club again and we have done it together,” he added. “I have hope and expectation to move this club to the place it deserves. We have done it the way we predicted with the project we set a year ago, with a lot of young players, with senior players, and with our crowd in our stadium with a real sense of connection around the place.”