Arsenal recorded their third successive Premier League victory on Sunday afternoon, defeating West Ham United 2-1 at the London Stadium.
Goals from centre-backs Rob Holding and Gabriel Magalhaes helped Mikel Arteta’s side regain their fourth spot from Tottenham Hotspur, who had beaten Leicester City earlier in the day.
However, a spot in next season’s UEFA Champions League is by no means secured, with four matches still left in this season’s Premier League campaign.
So with that being said, football.london compares the Gunners’ next four matches to those of Spurs, United and Chelsea – who are all competing for a spot in the top four.
Leeds (H) – Sunday, May 8
Arsenal’s penultimate home match comes against Jesse Marsch’s Leeds United, who are locked in a tense relegation battle with Burnley and Everton. The Yorkshire-based club currently sit just two points ahead of the Toffees, who are 18th.
However, Frank Lampard’s men have a game in hand on Leeds.
Tottenham (A) – Thursday, May 12
The north London derby could be one of the most exciting games in recent memory as the local rivals battle it out on a Thursday night in N17. It will be Antonio Conte’s first game in charge against Arsenal as Spurs boss.
The Gunners delivered a dominant display back in September when Nuno Espirito Santo was in the managerial hot seat, winning 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium.
Newcastle United (A) – Monday, May 16
Arsenal’s last away match of the season will take place in the northeast against Newcastle United- a team they have beaten eight times in a row across all competitions.
However, the Magpies have been in stellar form recently, meaning they will be no pushovers for Mikel Arteta and Co.
Everton (H) – Sunday, May 22
The aforementioned Toffees will be desperate to secure their Premier League survival and considering they have won each of their last three meetings against Arsenal, they will be confident when they travel to north London on the final day of the season.
Tottenham’s finalfour Premier League fixtures
Liverpool (A) – May 7
Arsenal (H) – May 12
Burnley (H) – May 15
Norwich (A) – May 22