After scoring the winner against Norwich, Danny Welbeck told Sky Sports that finishing above Spurs was ‘incentive’ when it comes to finishing the league strongly, although he expects it to be a tough ask.
Arsenal are within two points of their north London rivals who watched their own title hopes fade against West Brom at the start of the week. With a game in hand, Tottenham travel to Chelsea on Monday night to play a side that seems more bothered about beating Tottenham than anything else this season.
“It’s definitely [an incentive to finish above Spurs],” Welbeck said. ”We want to finish above Spurs and Spurs want to finish above us.
“It’s going to be difficult, we’ll see what happens come the end of the season.”
Tottenham have a much better goal difference than the Gunners (39 v 25), so they’ll need to lose two of their final three games while Arsenal win their remaining two.
Given that one of those games for Arsenal is at Manchester City, that’s a big ask.
Hopefully, City will be too distracted by their Champions League adventure to be bothered turning up.