Micky van de Ven gives Arsenal final Premier League title hope with strong Man City promise

Micky van de Ven has stressed Tottenham Hotspur will do everything in their power to get the better of Manchester City on Tuesday evening.

Spurs will host the reigning champions next week in a match of huge importance for both teams, the Lilywhites still pushing for a top-four finish and City challenging for a fourth successive Premier League title.

Ange Postecoglou's side now sit four points behind Aston Villa with two matches to play, ensuring any dropped points from here on in will effectively end their pursuit of a Champions League place.

Spurs supporters will be left in the uncomfortable position of wanting three points against City to keep alive the Champions League dream, while aware a win will hand the initiative back to rivals Arsenal in the title race.

Regardless of the helping hand Tottenham could give the Gunners by inflicting defeat on the Sky Blues, Van de Ven has made clear he and his team-mates will be going all out for a victory.

“Hopefully we can win the upcoming matches and give ourselves a chance of qualifying for the Champions League," the Dutch defender told Premier League Productions. "We saw today Man City are an unbelievable team and they play really good football, but it's up to us to show our own football and hopefully we can keep the the three points at home."

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Commenting on the value of Spurs' 2-1 triumph at Burnley's expense, Van de Ven added: "It was really important. We lost four games in a row and these three points are really important for us. In the first half, we played quite well but they scored out of a counter-attack. We knew before the game, if we lost the ball, they would counter. in the second half, we had the whole control and they didn't create anything."

Tottenham's top-four rivals, Villa, will host Liverpool on Monday evening before taking part in a tricky away game at Crystal Palace on the final day. The Eagles have been in inspired form since the appointment of Oliver Glasner, winning five of their last six Premier League fixtures.