North London giants Arsenal have missed out on Champions League football via the league route despite their convincing win over Burnley in their last game of this Premier League season.
The odds were stacked against the Gunners who needed an eight-goal swing as well as a Tottenham Hotspur defeat to Everton at home to secure Champions League football.
In the end, Spurs were able to earn the point needed to confirm their participation in the Champions League next season following their 2-2 draw at home to Everton.
Eric Dier gave Tottenham an early lead that was canceled out by Theo Walcott in the first half of the game.
Everton striker Cenk Tosun gave the Toffees the lead for the first time in the game in the second half before Spurs midfielder Christian Eriksen scored the equaliser to secure a 2-2 draw for the Champions League finalists.
The result ensured that the Gunners’ win over Burnley was academic.
Arsenal beat their hosts 3-1 to finish the season with a win in their final league game.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored two goals either side of the halftime interval to give Arsenal a 2-0 lead before Ashley Barnes pulled one back for the home side.
Arsenal substitute Eddie Nketiah wrapped up the points for the visitors with his first Premier League goal.
The North Londoners ended the season in fifth spot with 70 points and just one point behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur (71 points).
Arsenal can still qualify for next season’s Champions League by beating London rivals Chelsea in the Europa League final.