This is where an interesting question/topic is posed for your responses. The comment with the most number of thumbs up will obviously be the best response made in the debate.
Today’s topic is:
Which means more? Finishing above Spurs or qualifying for Champions League?
Arsenal almost always qualify for the Champions League. Arsenal almost always finish above Spurs.
Well, this year may be different.
At the moment, the Gunners are still behind the pace for a top four finish which would secure participation in Europe’s elite club competition next year while their fierce local rivals sit 10 points ahead of them in third on the table.
Yes, you may argue that finishing above high-flying Tottenham would mean a top four finish anyway, but which scenario would you rather have if Arsenal were not to get the luxury of finishing above the old foe and also qualifying for the Champions League at the same time….
1)Tottenham collapsing to finish 6th while the Gunners finish ahead at 5th but still fail to qualify for the Champions League.
2)Arsenal finishing 4th but behind a third placed Spurs.
If you can’t have both, what would you rather have?