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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