Comparison of Tottenham and Arsenal’s final day records in the battle for the top four

The Gunners squandered the chance to secure fourth place with a loss to Spurs last week and have now given their fierce rivals a boost with another loss on the road, again in front of raucous support at residence.

That leaves Spurs needing just one point from already relegated Norwich City bottom of the table, while Arsenal need to beat Everton, who at the time of writing are yet to secure their Premier League status for another season, and hopes for a favor. at Carrow Road.

But, if recent history is anything to go by, Arsenal can have hope. The Gunners have won their last 10 games on the final day, and 14 of the last 16 unbeaten.

Tottenham, meanwhile, have not been so straightforward. In the same period, Spurs have won nine of 16 and suffered five defeats.

Spurs have been in this situation before, of course. At the end of the 2005/06 season, Spurs were at West Ham and only needed to match Arsenal’s result at Wigan to qualify for the Champions League for the final time. A dodgy lasagna and Thierry Henry hat-trick later and it was the Gunners who bid farewell to Highbury, lifting their rivals to fourth place.

Seven years later, the roles were reversed. Tottenham hosted Sunderland, requiring Arsenal to slide to Newcastle. Despite a rocket from Gareth Bale, Spurs found themselves in fifth place as Laurent Koscielny picked up a narrow win at St James’ Park.

Three years later, in 2016, Leicester won the title and this time Spurs and Arsenal had already qualified for the Champions League, but the former were looking to finish above the Gunners for the first time in 21 years. All they had to do was earn a point against an already relegated team – does that ring a bell?

Spurs collapsed at Newcastle and lost 5-1 as Arsenal put four ahead of Aston Villa to confirm St Totteringham’s day once again – although it turned out to be the last of those recorded in the current state of affairs.

As Arsenal hope history can repeat itself on Sunday, here are the final day records for both teams…

Season

Arsenal results

Tottenham results

1992/93

Arsenal 1-3 Tottenham

Arsenal 1-3 Tottenham

1993/94

Newcastle 2-0 Arsenal

Tottenham 1-2 QPR

1994/95

Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal

Tottenham 1-1 Leeds

1995/96

Arsenal 2-1 Bolton

Newcastle 1-1 Tottenham

1996/97

Derby 1-3 Arsenal

Tottenham 1-2 Coventry

1997/98

Aston Villa 1-0 Arsenal

Tottenham 1-1 Southampton

1998/99

Arsenal 1-0 Aston Villa

Manchester United 2-1 Tottenham

1999/00

Newcastle 4-2 Arsenal

Sunderland 3-1 Tottenham

2000/01

Southampton 3-0 Arsenal

Tottenham 3-1 Manchester United

2001/02

Arsenal 4-3 Everton

Leicester 2-1 Tottenham

2002/03

Sunderland 0-4 Arsenal

Totteham 0-4 Blackburn

2003/04

Arsenal 2-1 Leicester

Wolves 0-2 Tottenham

2004/05

Birmingham 2-1 Arsenal

Tottenham 0-0 Blackburn

2005/06

Arsenal 4-2 Wigan

West Ham 2-1 Tottenham

2006/07

Portsmouth 0-0 Arsenal

Tottenham 2-1Man City

2007/08

Sunderland 0-1 Arsenal

Tottenham 0-2 Liverpool

2008/09

Arsenal 4-1 Stoke

Liverpool 3-1 Tottenham

2009/10

Arsenal 4-0 Fulham

Burnley 4-2 Tottenham

2010/11

Fulham 2-2 Arsenal

Tottenham 2-1 Birmingham

2011/12

West Brom 2-3 Arsenal

Tottenham 2-0 Fulham

2012/13

Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

Tottenham 1-0 Sunderland

2013/14

Norwich 0-2 Arsenal

Tottenham 3-0 Aston Villa

2014/15

Arsenal 4-1 West Brom

Everton 0-1 Tottenham

2015/16

Arsenal 4-0 Aston Villa

Newcastle 5-1 Tottenham

2016/17

Arsenal 3-1 Everton

Hull 1-7 Tottenham

2017/18

Huddersfield 0-1 Arsenal

Tottenham 5-4 Leicester

2018/19

Burnley 1-3 Arsenal

Tottenham 2-2 Everton

2019/20

Arsenal 3-2 Watford

Crystal Palace 1-1 Tottenham

2020/21

Arsenal 2-0 Brighton

Leicester 2-4 Tottenham

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