How can Arsenal qualify for the Champions League?

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
Arsenal are seeking a return to the Champions League
Arsenal are seeking a return to the Champions League / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

Arsenal are looking to return to the Champions League after five seasons away.

Over the past decade or so, the story of the Gunners in Europe has been one of steady decline. After going out in the quarter-finals during the 2009/10 iteration of the competition, the club suffered seven successive last-16 exits.

They then dropped into the Europa League for four straight seasons between 2017 and 2021, before failing to qualify for any continental competition last term.

Here is exactly what the Gunners need to do to return to the Champions League.

How Arsenal can qualify for the Champions League

Have Arsenal bottled it?

Defeat to Tottenham in the north London derby opened the door for Antonio Conte's side, but things were still in Arsenal's control. All they needed to do was beat Newcastle to keep themselves in the top four... and they blew it.

With one game left, Arsenal are two points behind Spurs, whose goal difference is also 15 better off. Arteta's side need a win and, unless they can beat Everton by 16 goals, they'll need Spurs to lose against the Premier League's bottom side, Norwich.

Arsenal Premier League fixtures

  • Arsenal vs Everton (16:00) - 22/05/22