Why Jurrien Timber could still get Premier League medal if Arsenal complete final day miracle

You have to go back to 1999 to find the last time Arsenal were involved in a title race that went down to the final day of the season. That day the Gunners ultimately came up short as Manchester United came back from a goal down to beat Tottenham Hotspur.

They'll be hoping for slightly better fortune this time around. Arsenal have found themselves let down by Spurs once again in an hour of need after Manchester City's victory at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium put them in the driving seat going into the final day of the Premier League season.

Mikel Arteta's men will be hoping for a miracle that sees City slip up against a West Ham side who have nothing to play for. Should they receive that, then the Gunners will of course need to beat Everton to ensure a first league title in 20 years.

If the almost unthinkable does happen and Arsenal do end up lifting the Premier League trophy on Sunday, there will of course be a presentation on the pitch. It will in fact be the first time the Emirates Stadium has seen a league trophy presentation.

Medals will be handed out to the key players from this season such as Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka and Declan Rice. Beyond that though, things are a little bit more up in the air.

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Each player who has made five appearances in the Premier League this season for Arsenal will receive a winners medal. That encompasses a vast majority of Arteta's squad. Aaron Ramsdale has made six appearances and just about falls in to that category.

Beyond that, though, there are four players who have appeared for Arsenal at some point this season, but do not cross the five appearance threshold. They are Mohamed Elneny and Cedric - who have made three substitute appearances each - Ethan Nwaneri - who made just his second ever senior appearance in February's 6-0 win over West Ham - and Jurrien Timber. Timber has played just 50 minutes in an Arsenal shirt since his summer arrival from Ajax after cruelly picking up an ACL injury on the opening day of the season against Nottingham Forest.

The Dutchman could still be in line for a medal, however. Arsenal will receive 40 winners medals that they are able to hand out at their discretion. That would mean that Timber along with Elneny, Cedric and Nwaneri could all be given a medal.