Before the 2022/23 season begins, Arsenal’s ambition is only to compete for a place in the Champions League in the 2023/24 season, not to set a goal to win the championship. However, coach Mikel Arteta’s army had a really sublime season, when continuously leading the rankings and aiming to be crowned the English Premier League for the first time in 19 years.
However, right at the most important moment of the season, Arsenal did not keep their sanity, when they were held to a draw for 3 consecutive matches, then the latest was a crushing 1-4 defeat in the “final of the season”. ” with the second team of the group Man City last night. This defeat leaves Arsenal, although still at the top of the table, but only 2 points ahead of the opponent and has played more than 2 matches.
Also in the series last night, the team in the relegation battle, Nottingham, suddenly defeated Brighton with a score of 3-1. In addition to helping Nottingham get the important point, this result also helps a lot for Arsenal players, as it ensures the Gunners qualification for next season’s Champions League.
This is the first time Arsenal have qualified for Europe’s top competition since the 2015/16 season – the season they finished second behind Leicester in the Premier League. The Gunners have not played a game in the Champions League since losing to Bayern Munich in the round of 16 of the 2016/17 season with a final score of 2-10.
Although only ranked 8th after the Nottingham clash last night, playing 3 games less than the Gunners will give Brighton more points to close the gap, in case Arsenal play poorly in the final weeks of the season. . However, 26 points is a huge gap for the seagulls to catch up, when the season only has 8 rounds left.