Can Arsenal make the Champions League for the first time since 2016/2017 season?

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Arsenal is only three wins away from reclaiming their place in European competition.

Can Arsenal make the Champions League for the first time since 2016/2017 season?

The Arsenal’s 2021/22 season has already been weird, and it will continue to be so until May, as they failed to qualify for Europe for the first time in almost two decades.

The north London derby has a lot more space in their match calendar this year after finishing eighth and missing out on a Europa Conference League spot on the penultimate day of last season.

As a result, rather than preparing for visits or hosting games at the Emirates Stadium, Arsenal has been watching with jealousy as Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Manchester United, and West Ham United represent England in Europe this season.

Unsurprisingly, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has previously stated that he is not a fan of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

“It hurts a lot in the last few days to turn on the TV and see those teams there and not see Arsenal there,” the Spaniard admitted ahead of Arsenal’s win over Burnley in September at his news conference. “It was excruciatingly uncomfortable. Definitely 100 percent. I don’t want to be left out of those competitions with Arsenal.”

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Can Arsenal make the Champions League for the first time since 2016/2017 season?

Arteta’s side will most likely need to finish no lower than seventh in the Premier League in order for him to lead the Gunners out in either the Champions League, Europa League, or Europa Conference League next season.

Of course, finishing in the top four would be ideal, since Arsenal’s hiatus from European football’s best club competition will be ended.

This is the main reason why Arsenal may not be able to qualify for the Champions League. To say the least, the performances of several players and the club as a whole are not encouraging.

Arsenal would play like the best team in the world one game and then look like the worst team in the world the next. Arsenal has struggled to compete against their other “big teams” this season, with the exception of a spirited 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium in September.

Arsenal had become a laughingstock after three games, and Mikel Arteta was unlikely to make it through the season. However, something has clicked at The Emirates Stadium after four months.

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Can Arsenal make the Champions League for the first time since 2016/2017 season?

The Process is beginning to bear fruit, and reasons to be hopeful have begun to outnumber reasons to be pessimistic. Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka have been terrific, Aaron Ramsdale has proven to be a brilliant purchase, and Gabriel Martinelli has more than repaid the club’s £6 million investment in bringing him to London in 2019.

Arsenal defeated Wolves once more on Thursday. It was a tough encounter, but Arsenal came out on top in front of tens of thousands of Arsenal supporters at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal won in spectacular fashion, with the entire team putting in a strong showing. Lacazette and Nicholas Pepe, on the other hand, were instrumental in Arsenal’s victory yesterday night.

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Arsenal is now in sixth place in the Premier League log table, with two games remaining; if the Gunners can win both of these games, they will be assured of a top-four finish.

And, because of their consistency, they are expected to return to the UEFA Champions League next season after missing out since the 2016/2017 season.

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