Arsenal have the chance to open a four point gap over fifth placed Everton thanks to two calamitous own goals from the Toffees in their 2-0 loss to Southampton on Saturday.
Antolin Alcaraz and Seamus Coleman steered the ball twice past the helpless Tim Howard into his own net to place their chances of Champions League qualification back into Arsenal’s hands.
Roberto Martinez’s side beat the Gunners 3-0 earlier in April handing them the advantage for fourth place, however a surprise loss to Crystal Palace and now their failure to land any points at St Mary’s means Arsenal have a massive chance to secure progression to Europe’s elite to competition.
The Gunners host a struggling Newcastle side on Monday who have nothing to play for and have dropped completely off the pace in recent weeks. Loic Remy will have something to prove however as he hopes to impress future employers, and Arsenal can not afford any complacency.
But the news of Everton’s loss is a welcomed boost and slightly eases some nerves for gooners alike. 3 points vs the Magpies please!