After Tottenham's exit from the Europa League, Arsenal fans and players alike might be getting a little nervous over the thought of Champions League qualification for the 2013/14 season.
Tottenham lost to Basel on Thursday night after a 4-4 aggregate score line, which was 2-2 on the night. The game was tight but deservedly won by Basel after a penalty shoot-out, after Tom Huddlestone and Emmanuel Adebayor both missed for the north London club.
So, where does that leave the Gunners in the race for fourth place in the Premier League?
Under Arsene Wenger, Arsenal have been consistent when it comes to qualifying for the Champions League - reaching the group stages for the last 16 years.
It has been said in the past that Tottenham may have been distracted after their European run, but now the club are out of the competition their only target will be to strive past their north London rivals into the Champions League places.
Since the defeat to Spurs in March, Arsenal have won their last four games, only conceding two in the process and scoring 10.
Tottenham, meanwhile, have won just one of their last seven matches in all competitions and get set to take on the reigning Premier League champions Manchester City next Sunday.
The Gunners are two points behind Tottenham, but have a game in hand. And with seven games remaining, it’s going to be a closely contested battle to the end.
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