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Aaron Ramsdale looks back on the 3-0 defeat to Spurs

The Arsenal goalkeeper thinks critical decisions went against the gunners as Tottenham won convincingly.

13/05/2022

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What did Aaron Ramsdale say?

The 23-year-old said, “Yeah, it's obviously not what we came here for."

“We came here for three points, personally, decisions went against us tonight.

“I've not seen replays, we're an honest bunch of lads, so when we see the replays and if it is a penalty and it is a sending off, we'll be the first to admit it, but on first glance, I feel like the big decisions went against us and then it's an uphill battle from there.

“It was a short space of time and we've gone from looking comfortable in the game at 0-0 to 2-0 down and then it's a lottery.

“If you get the next goal, the crowd can get a bit nervous and we could be back in the game, and unfortunately, we conceded just after half time and that's game over."

Who will finish 4th? Arsenal or Tottenham?

This season’s top four battle is now close to the finish line, but there is no guarantee who will finish in the fourth spot. Before the North London Derby yesterday, Arsenal were four points above Tottenham Hotspur. However, after losing badly against Conte’s side, the gap is now one point, with two games remaining for each side.

Despite Tottenham’s recent form, Arsenal looked favourites to get the fourth spot, but now it could go the other way. Arsenal’s remaining fixtures are slightly harder than Tottenham’s. The Gunners are entering the final period after losing their momentum against Spurs, while Conte’s men are looking in excellent form.

Arsenal play their next game against E. Howe’s Newcastle at the St. James’ Park. Newcastle United’s turnaround in performances this season has been incredible. They will look to finish the season on a high note. This won’t be an easy game for the Gunners with the type of situation Arsenal are in.

After facing Newcastle, Arsenal will host Everton on the last matchday of the season. This would be an extremely hard game as F. Lampard’s men will be keen to stay in the Premier League. If Everton drop points in their next game against Brentford, their last game against Arsenal could be a must-win for the toffees.

Tottenham’s last two games are arguably more favourable than Arsenal’s. Their next game is the harder one as they play Burnley. A side who have their incentive to win as they are just above the relegation zone. Following this match, Spurs will play against an already relegated Norwich City side. That will be a game Spurs can and should easily win, and the Burnley one will also be not much difficult if Spurs continue their recent form.

With the momentum now against Arsenal and Spurs having the more favourable fixtures, this could end up in Tottenham’s favour. If A. Conte manages to finish in the top, that would be one of the best achievements of this season, considering where Spurs were when he took over. For M. Arteta Amatriain, it would be an utter disappointment to miss out on the Champions League next season.

Author: Devashish Akolekar