Arsenal head into their final Premier League match of the season against relegated Aston Villa knowing they can finish as high as second or as low as fourth.
A win or draw over relegated Villa at The Emirates would guarantee Arsene Wenger’s men third place and a spot in the group stages of next season’s Champions League.
Defeat – surely unthinkable – would open the door for Manchester City to sneak into third place with a win over Swansea City. That would consign Arsenal to a Champions League play-off and pile yet more pressure on Wenger.
A point, then, is the minimum required for the Gunners, but there is also the possibility, albeit slim, of finishing second and maintaining their 21-year record of finishing above Tottenham.
Arsenal have not finished below Spurs since 1995. A point for Tottenham at relegated Newcastle would leave Arsenal needing to beat Aston Villa by a whopping 13 goals.
Should Spurs lose, however, Arsenal know three points will take them into second.