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…


Arsenal results

Tottenham results


Arsenal 1-3 Tottenham

Arsenal 1-3 Tottenham


Newcastle 2-0 Arsenal

Tottenham 1-2 QPR


Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal

Tottenham 1-1 Leeds


Arsenal 2-1 Bolton

Newcastle 1-1 Tottenham


Derby 1-3 Arsenal

Tottenham 1-2 Coventry


Aston Villa 1-0 Arsenal

Tottenham 1-1 Southampton


Arsenal 1-0 Aston Villa

Manchester United 2-1 Tottenham


Newcastle 4-2 Arsenal

Sunderland 3-1 Tottenham


Southampton 3-0 Arsenal

Tottenham 3-1 Manchester United


Arsenal 4-3 Everton

Leicester 2-1 Tottenham


Sunderland 0-4 Arsenal

Totteham 0-4 Blackburn


Arsenal 2-1 Leicester

Wolves 0-2 Tottenham


Birmingham 2-1 Arsenal

Tottenham 0-0 Blackburn


Arsenal 4-2 Wigan

West Ham 2-1 Tottenham


Portsmouth 0-0 Arsenal

Tottenham 2-1Man City


Sunderland 0-1 Arsenal

Tottenham 0-2 Liverpool


Arsenal 4-1 Stoke

Liverpool 3-1 Tottenham


Arsenal 4-0 Fulham

Burnley 4-2 Tottenham


Fulham 2-2 Arsenal

Tottenham 2-1 Birmingham


West Brom 2-3 Arsenal

Tottenham 2-0 Fulham


Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

Tottenham 1-0 Sunderland


Norwich 0-2 Arsenal

Tottenham 3-0 Aston Villa


Arsenal 4-1 West Brom

Everton 0-1 Tottenham


Arsenal 4-0 Aston Villa

Newcastle 5-1 Tottenham


Arsenal 3-1 Everton

Hull 1-7 Tottenham


Huddersfield 0-1 Arsenal

Tottenham 5-4 Leicester


Burnley 1-3 Arsenal

Tottenham 2-2 Everton


Arsenal 3-2 Watford

Crystal Palace 1-1 Tottenham


Arsenal 2-0 Brighton

Leicester 2-4 Tottenham

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