It is a good job the celebration police were otherwise engaged on a hectic final day of the Premier League season, because the killjoys that have popped up unwanted at regular intervals throughout Arsenal’s campaign would surely have had a field day with the scenes at the Emirates. A 5-1 victory over Everton was not enough to steal the top-four finish that had been theirs to lose less than a fortnight ago, as Tottenham took that honour with their own thumping win over doomed Norwich. The damage from an Arsenal perspective was done at St James’ Park last Monday and at Spurs the Thursday before that.
Federico Valverde has admitted that he will take "disrespectful" comments from Mohamed Salah on Real Madrid as motivation for the Champions League final
Eric Dier says Tottenham's form during the Premier League run-in shows the squad is "coming of age" under Antonio Conte. Spurs could scarcely afford to put a foot wrong in their final three matches but beat Arsenal, Burnley and Norwich by an aggregate score of 9-0 to complete a six-point swing over their north London rivals, clinching fourth place and Champions League football.