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Wealthlandnews May 25, 2022
Updated 2022/05/25 at 8:14 PM

rsenal vs Everton – LIVE!
Arsenal made light work of Everton in a 5-1 victory at Emirates Stadium yet still had to resign themselves to playing Europa League football next season after Tottenham powered past Norwich.
Gabriel Martinelli, Eddie Nketiah, Cedric Soares, Gabriel Magalhaes and Martin Odegaard were on target but the result became incidental as Spurs secured fourth place in the Premier League by storming Carrow Road with a 5-0 win.
Painful defeats to Tottenham and Newcastle had left Arsenal needing a final-day collapse from their north London rivals to have a chance of qualifying for the Champions League but none materialised.
Instead, they had to sign off a disappointing season by crushing an Everton side that had climbed their Everest on Thursday night by delivering a stunning comeback win against Crystal Palace to escape relegation with a game to spare.
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It means Arsenal finish the season in fifth and secure a return to European football, but it’s not in the competition that had been eyeing up just ten days ago.
It’s the hope that kills you and to that end, Arsenal had Dejan Kulusevski to half-thank for polishing off their top four hopes, which had been on life support since Monday night’s defeat to Newcastle, little more than a quarter-of an hour into the final day of this Premier League campaign.
News of the Tottenham winger’s early goal at Norwich all-but confirmed what even the most optimistic Arsenal fan had considered nigh-on inevitable in terms of the race for the Champions League, and briefly flattened what had been a buoyant atmosphere at the Emirates for the Gunners’ final game of a season that has been one of marked progress, for all its disheartening ending.
Read Mailk Ouzia’s full analysis right here!
A return to European football for Arsenal but it’s the Europa League next season.
The Champions League was there for them ten days ago, when victory over Spurs would have secured a top-four spot.
As it is, they finish fifth. Still plenty of positives to take from the season for the Gunners.
Martin Odegaard 8
Full of tricks and flicks in combination with Saka again, before getting in on the goalscoring act late on. A joy to watch and deserving of more credit than he’s received beyond these walls.
Gabriel Martinelli 8
Won and scored penalty, then set up Nketiah’s second with smart flick. Wearing No35 for the final time before an upgrade to No11 that symbolises his progress this season.
Click here for a full run-down of the Arsenal players!
And that is that for the 2022 Premier League season.
Arsenal do their job on the final day, cruising to victory over the Toffees. But it’s not enough for Champions League football.
The Gunners are into the Europa League.
90+1 mins: Three minutes added on.
Odegaard looks to poke a ball through to Lacazette – he hasn’t made the run though.
89 mins: Calvert-Lewin thinks he’s away in the box, shrugging off a challenge… the whistle goes though. He did foul Gabriel.
Frustrating afternoon for the Everton striker, he’s barely had a kick.
85 mins: Everton fans still having a lovely time in north London – the party started days ago.
Lokonga and Martinelli in the box, crowded out. Lacazette whips an effort from the edge of the box, just wide!
BRILLIANT FROM ODEGAARD!
That’s a sensational finish. Picks it up on the edge of the box, skips into the box with a lovely drop of the shoulder and then passes the ball into the far corner. So, so good.

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