Arsenal failed to finish inside the top four for the first time during Arsene Wenger’s reign on Sunday night despite overcoming an early sending off for Laurent Koscielny to beat Everton 3-1 at the Emirates.
The Gunners took the lead through Hector Bellerin before Koscielny was sent off for a dangerous, ill-timed tackle on Enner Valencia. However, the Gunners were still able to double their lead through Alexis Sanchez after some good work from Danny Welbeck.
Romelu Lukaku pulled one back from the penalty spot before Aaron Ramsey wrapped things up with a goal at the death. Despite the victory, Arsenal will finish the season in fifth position after Liverpool and Manchester City both won their respective games and Twitter had its say.
1996 – Arsenal have finished outside the top four in the Premier League for the first time since 1995-96 (5th under Bruce Rioch). Europa.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 21, 2017
I mean, the good news about Arsenal in the Europa League is that they can’t lose in the Champions League Round of 16 now
— Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) May 21, 2017
Arsenal will be in the Europa League next season. Not ideal but a winnable trophy. Plus, it’s not like we would have won the CL anyway…
— 1886 (@1886_blog) May 21, 2017
Full Time at the Emirates. Arsenal fans continue to sing ‘Stan Kroenke – get out of our club’. pic.twitter.com/5rlk1Pg3lk
— Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_) May 21, 2017
I love you Arsenal Football Club. Win the FA Cup and [email protected] stronger than ever next season!♥️
— Sir Jenkinson (@theEpicGooner) May 21, 2017
And there you have Arsenal in a nutshell; capable of great football & great goals.
When it doesn’t really matter.
— Mark (@mzk90) May 21, 2017
Arsenal Fan TV next season… pic.twitter.com/mRu38rWQ7f
— JOE.co.uk (@JOE_co_uk) May 21, 2017
Arsenal fans: “We want change.” 🤔
Arsene Wenger: “Done” 😂 pic.twitter.com/2pulZqEqot
— Premier League (@EPLBible) May 21, 2017
I bet Arsenal TV is good viewing tonight.
— Kloppite (@PeteKopite) May 21, 2017
— Jack Rose (@jack_rose10) May 21, 2017
There was plenty of talk about Alexis Sanchez as well, who could well have played his last game at the Emirates.
Alexis Sanchez’s last game at the Emirates. I love you brother. Thanks for the memories. Winner.
— ® (@Rickyinho_) May 21, 2017
Alexis Sanchez getting out of the Emirates pic.twitter.com/6YyQHWMqDB
— Coral (@Coral) May 21, 2017
Can’t see Alexis Sanchez playing Europa League football next season. Best thing Arsenal can do now is not sell him to another English club.
— Spencer FC (@SpencerOwen) May 21, 2017
— BinkyMarsh (@binkymarsh29) May 21, 2017
Top of the agenda, once Wenger’s future is confirmed, will be retaining Alexis Sanchez, who is out of contract in 2018 & interests Chelsea.
— AFCPressWatch (@AFCPressWatch2) May 21, 2017