Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger does not want Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford

Arsene Wenger praises devilish Alexis Sanchez after brace against Sunderland

The report also claims that Sanchez wants Champions League football next season, and Arsenal's top-four hopes are hanging by a thread - and out of their own hands.

"Because sometimes when I look at the team we have and the players here... because when it comes to winning the Premier League we often lose or draw against teams at home when we are superior".

As you can see from the table above, the three clubs are now separated by three points, a five-goal swing in goal difference and just one goal scored.

Liverpool face already-relegated Middlesbrough and Manchester City travel to Watford who languish 16th in the standings.

- possible scorelines that would lead to a play-off.

Six days later Arsenal will contest the FA Cup final versus Chelsea at Wembley.

The only real area of interest now is over who will make it into the top four and claim a place in next season's Champions League.

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The Gunners are in the hunt for a 20th consecutive Champions League qualification.

City climb to third in the Premier League, two points above Liverpool and three points clear of Arsenal, with only the teams finishing third and fourth assured to join Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League.

Arsene Wenger has ruled out the possibility of a new goalkeeper arriving at the Emirates in the summer, indicating the club already has a number of strong suitors for the role.

They can go above Manchester City into third if Pep Guardiola's side drop points at Watford, but most Reds are only focusing on seeing off Arsenal, who lie just a point behind in the battle for fourth.

But under Paul Clement they have improved dramatically and Saturday's 2-0 victory at hapless Sunderland means they will be safe if Hull City lose to Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Arsenal need to beat Everton on Sunday (21 May) and hope that relegated Middlesbrough take points off Liverpool to have a chance, if not they will be playing in the Europa League next season - the first time during Arsene Wenger's 21-year reign. "At Man City (1-2 on Dec 18) as well we were really unlucky with some decisions".

The last time that these two sides met Arsenal won 4-1, and the odds of the same result are (12.76).

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