It’s one of the big questions faced by Arsenal fans regarding their beloved club as the current season draws to a close. The Gunners are currently ensuring a torrid campaign in the Premier League and even though they are already ruled out of the title race, it continues to seem uncertain that they will even qualify for a European place ahead of next season.

While they are also almost certain to miss out on a top-four finish, the only hope they have to qualify for the Champions League next season is by winning the Europa League title this season, a competition they’re currently still in.

Languishing in 9th position in the Premier League table, they have been very poor this season and have failed to show real signs of improvement when compared to their record under former manager Unai Emery. During the first few games they played under Mikel Arteta, they seemed to have found a new breath of life under the Spanish manager but since the start of the current campaign, they have faltered and their instability has cost them a significant top-four finish.

They have had a better campaign in Europe so far this season, though. They are currently in the running for a semi-final spot in the competition and only need to move past Slavia Prague who they face in the second leg of their UEFA Europa League quarter-final fixture.

The Gunners looked to have secured a much-needed 1-0 win over Prague in the first leg of the encounter at the Emirates Stadium last Thursday only for them to concede an equalizer deep into stoppage time to bring the match level at 1-1.

Now, they would need to invest a lot of concentration and focus in the return leg this Thursday if they want to stand a chance to win the title – their last resort to playing Champions League next season.

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