How Arsenal have helped Spurs in their quest for the Champions League trophy

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have been caught between a rock and a hard place for the last couple of weeks, as they have desperately attempted to juggle both the Premier League and the Champions League with an injury-hit squad.

After having two men sent off and losing to Bournemouth on Saturday, it looked as if it would be a nervy end to the domestic season for Spurs, as they would likely have to beat Everton on the final day to secure a top four spot.

However, the shortcomings of both Arsenal and Man United on Sunday did the job for Tottenham, as only the most unlikely of goal difference swings would see the Gunners overtake the Lilywhites now.

This means that the Everton game next weekend has become nothing more than a ceremonial chance for the team to thank the fans and vice versa, as well as the chance to overtake Chelsea again.

Fortunately, Arsenal failing to win has solved a selection headache for Pochettino, as he can now play his strongest side on Wednesday against Ajax without fear of a Premier League slip up.

It also gives the players the chance to go all out and put their bodies on the lines for a place in the Champions League final.

Fatigue doesn’t matter now. Injury doesn’t matter. All that counts is the result in the Netherlands. Thanks, Arsenal.

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  1. Dear ARSEnal fans, did you see the film “A Christmas Carol” well there is a song that I dedicate to you all.
    It goes like this.. Thank you very much, thanks you very much, it’s the nicest thing that anyone has done for me… and so on. COYS

  2. There is no question the overwhelming underdog Wednesday night given the context of injuries, run of form, location of the tie and the fact that we already trail by 1. All that said the pressure is solely on a young Ajax side that hasn’t had to protect a first leg lead or play it at home. I think Saturdays match with Bournemouth showed just how much the pressure was getting to Tottenham and the frustration of relenting such a large lead in the table. Something that is now safely behind them. Hopefully the reversal of this pressure will be enough to propel us on Wednesday.


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