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Arsenal on verge of missing Champions League after Newcastle defeat

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Arsenal are on the verge of finishing outside the top four of the Premier League after they were beaten 2-0 by Newcastle United on Monday night.

The Gunners have been aiming for a top four finish this season, being in a stiff battle with city rivals Tottenham Hotspur, whom they lost to last weekend to drop to fifth.

The Mikel Arteta side could have climbed back to fourth place with a win against Newcastle, but a 55th-minute Ben White own goal and Bruno Guimaraes’s 85th minute goal thrashed Arsenal’s hopes.

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Going into the final round of matches on Sunday, Arsenal sit on fifth spot, two points behind Tottenham in fourth.

Arsenal must beat Everton in their final game of the season on Sunday and hope Tottenham lose at relegated Norwich, if their hopes of clinching a Champions League spot for next season must be met.

Newcastle, meanwhile, have had a season that provides encouragement for the future. They wrap up the campaign with a trip to Burnley on Sunday.

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