Liverpool edge Arsenal to top 4 position

Liverpool edge Arsenal to top 4 position

- Despite winning 3-1 on the final match day against Everton, Arsenal fail to make the top 4

- The Gunners who have been consistent in the UEFA Champions League will have no place next term

- Liverpool confirmed the position after an emphatic 3-0 win over already relegated Middlebrough

Arsenal defeated Everton 3-1 at the Emirates, but conceded top four finish to rivals Liverpool who thrashed Middlesbrough 3-0 at Anfield.

The Gunners took the lead in the 8th minute when Hector Bellerin tapped in a rebound from Danny Welbeck's shot.

Alexis Sanchez made it 2-0 in the 24th minute to extend the lead for the home side.

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Liverpool edge Arsenal to top 4 position

Despite the win, the Gunners fail to make the top 4

Romelu Lukaku pulled one back for the visitors in the 58th minute when he netted from the spot to put the Toffees in the game.

Aaron Ramsey scored late in the game to make it 3-1 but his goal was not enough to secure a Champions League spot for the London club.

Liverpool however condemned Wenger's men to a top four finish after defeating relegated Middlesbrough 3-0 at Anfield.

Goals from Wijnaldum, Coutinho and Lallana gave the Reds a much deserved victory at home.

Liverpool edge Arsenal to top 4 position

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp celebrate

Klopp's men came into the game under a lot of pressure from the Gunners but managed to decimate Boro to ensure their qualification into Europe's biggest competition.

Arsenal finished the season with 75 points to stay 5th, while Liverpool made the 4th spot with 76 points.

Elsewhere, Manchester City crushed Watford 5-0 at Vicarage Road to secure a Champions League spot at the expense of Arsenal.

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The Gunners have now failed to qualify for Europe's biggest competition for the first time since Arsene Wenger arrived at the club in 1996.

Champions Chelsea wrapped things up in style with a 5-1 trouncing of Sunderland to win the the English Premier League for the 5th time.

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