Arsenal suffer top-four blow after Newcastle defeat

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Arsenal have suffered a big blow in their quest for a top-four finish after a 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United on Monday night.

The Gunners placed themselves in a comfortable position to make next season's Champions League when they defeated Chelsea and Manchester United back-to-back.

However, Mikel Arteta's men relinquished the fourth position to Antonio Conte's men after a consecutive defeat to Tottenham and The Magpies within four days.

Ben White's 56th-minute own goal gave Eddie Howe's side the all-important lead before Bruno Guimarães dashed Arsenal's hope with a second in the 85th minute.

Arsenal now face a tough task against relegation-threatened Everton at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday for their final game of the season.

Spurs, on the other hand, go into their last game against already relegated Norwich with a two-point lead and a UCL qualification theirs to lose.

Conte's men need only a draw against Norwich to cement their place in next season's UCL.

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