By Amir Mir
Arsenal beat Sunderland 2-0 on Tuesday night at the Emirates Stadium to keep their top four hopes alive – and Liverpool fans on Twitter have backed their team to beat Middlesbrough on Sunday.
Forward Alexis Sanchez scored a brace for the home team, who produced a lacklustre display against the already-relegated north east side.
Despite having over 30 attempts on goal, it was a flat atmosphere in north London, with a number of empty seats visible.
Nonetheless, Arsene Wenger’s side kept their Champions League dreams intact going into the last day of the Premier League season.
They are one point behind fourth-placed Liverpool and three points behind third-placed Manchester City, who beat West Brom 3-1 on Tuesday.
City’s superior goal difference means it will be difficult for Wenger’s team to catch the Manchester club even if they lose on the last day of the campaign.
But, they have an outside chance of catching Liverpool, who will host already-relegated Middlesbrough at Anfield, while Arsenal take on Everton.
One Liverpool fan believes their Merseyside rivals will score against the Gunners as he thinks a draw will be enough at the weekend.
Others were pointing out how their Champions League fate is in their own hands and how they have to win on Sunday.
Jurgen Klopp will go into that fixture full of confidence after his team secured a comprehensive 4-0 win away at West Ham last time out.
However, they have struggled against the so-called lesser sides this term, losing to the likes of Crystal Palace, Hull and Swansea.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
I am sorry Arsenal fans, but it's still in our own hands. 😂😂😂 #LFC
— Fran LFC 🔴 ⭐⭐⭐🏆⭐⭐⭐ (@FranG_LFC) May 16, 2017
Arsenal and City both winning – no susprise. We were always going to have to win on Sunday #lfc
— susaneastoe (@susaneastoe) May 16, 2017
— iBarry 🏴🎮 (@LocoMvO) May 16, 2017
Didn't care about that arsenal result! If we can't beat Boro don't deserve it but we will beat them! #LFC
— Aaron Jackson (@aaronjacko) May 16, 2017
Knew it was too much to ask for Sunderland to take points off Arsenal. #lfc
— Adam Petruccione (@AdamPetruccione) May 16, 2017
Arsenal & City have shown us what to do Sunday vs Middlesborough. Quick passing, running at pace, and attack from start to finish #LFC
— Nathan Northcutt (@NathanNorthcutt) May 16, 2017
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