Arsenal made sure the race for the final two champions league qualification spots went down to the final day of the season thanks to a 2-0 win against relegated Sunderland.
The Londoners are in danger of missing out on a top four finish for the first time in 21 seasons as they currently sit in 5th with a game reminding.
Despite having 36 attempts at goal, which is the most in a premier league fixture since 2003, the Gunners only opened the scoring when Alex Sanchez (72) contacted with Mesut Ozil’s clever pass!
With Liverpool holding a superior goal difference, Arsenal suddenly turned up the heat and minutes later it was Sanchez (81) again who doubled the home teams lead when he contacted to an Oliver Giroud cut back pass to take the Chilean International to 24 goals for the season.
The result leaves Arsenal in fifth, a point behind Liverpool who are in 4th, although the Merseyside giants have a two-goal superior goal difference. The result means Arsene Wenger’s men must travel to Everton and win while hoping Liverpool drop points at Anfield against relegated Middlesbrough.
Man City – 3 Jesus 27, De Bruyne 29, Toure 57.
West Brom – 1 Robson-Kanu 87
At the Etihad Stadium, a rampant Manchester City leapfrogged into third place and as good as guaranteed themselves a top four finish with a 3-1 win over West Brom. Two goals midway through the first half within two minutes of each other from Gabriel Jesus (27) and Kevin de Bruyne (29) set the tone for the rest of the match as City cruised to the win.
Yaya Toure (57) made it 3-0 mid way through the 2nd half, before the baggies decided to start playing and earned themselves a late consolation goal to Substitute Hal Robson-Kanu (87) in the dying minutes.
The result means Man city need a point in their final game at Watford on Sunday to ensure they are playing champions league football next season. if the win, they will finish in third and go automatically into the group stages.