Jurrien Timber sends cryptic Arsenal message before Man City Premier League title battle

Arsenal defender Jurrien Timber
Jurrien Timber's only appearance before the final day of the season came on the opening weekend against Nottingham Forest -Credit:Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images

Jurrien Timber has posted a message online ahead of Arsenal's final Premier League game of the season. The Dutch defender had only made one appearance for the club before the crucial clash with Everton at the Emirates Stadium.

Going down with an injury in the second half of the season opener against Nottingham Forest in August, Timber was unavailable for almost all of the games following, only returning to first-team contention in late April. Taking to X/Twitter on matchday before welcoming the Toffees, Timber wrote, "Mark 4:40".

From the New International Version of the Bible it is a passage that reads, "He said to his disciples, 'Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?' They were terrified and asked each other, 'Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!' "

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Timber's post could be seen a cryptic message hinting at his involvement in Sunday's game against Everton. Arsenal enter the game knowing that anything but a win will hand Manchester City their fourth title in a row.

The Gunners, meanwhile, will push their rivals the full distance with a victory. City themselves can only certainly be champions with three points. Arsenal have a superior goal difference heading into the weekend meaning that if the two sides are level on points then the trophy will end up with red ribbons.

Timber could still get a medal if Arsenal do win the league as clubs can hand them out however they see fit. Forty are given to the winners with everyone who has played at least five times definite to get one.

Timber will not meet that threshold but could still be rewarded for his role.