Arsenal is currently in fourth place in the Premier League standings.
If this is the case on May 22, 2022, the Gunners will be back in the Champions League the following season, and Mikel Arteta may have an exciting summer transfer window ahead of him.
Due to the continuous rise in Covid-19 instances, West Ham United, Manchester United, and Tottenham Hotspur all have games in hand and will be pushing Arsenal all the way to the end.
However, regardless of where the north London club finishes in the Premier League table, they must remember that they have other options for returning to European action next season.
The first road is a top-four finish and a place in the Champions League, and while the second route does not offer the same reward, it is perhaps the most appealing, especially given that both Manchester clubs have already been eliminated from the Carabao Cup.
The EFL Cup (Carabao Cup) winners qualify for the UEFA Europa Conference League play-off stages, according to the Premier League (UECL).
Following comments made by Black Cats manager Lee Johnson before of the draw, the Gunners host League One side Sunderland to the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night in what has become a dream Carabao Cup quarter-final encounter for many fans.
“I’d love to have Arsenal or Tottenham or someone like that away from home,” he remarked. “Then, when it’s two legs, we’ll wait for the truly huge armaments.”
While some Gunners fans found Johnson’s comments amusing, particularly his remark about getting the “truly big guns” in the semi-final, they all agreed that a match against Sunderland would be perfect.
Those supporters were granted their desire after the draw on Saturday, October 30.
As a result, Arsenal will face a team from outside the Premier League for the third time this season in the competition, and they will be favorites to advance to the semi-finals.
With Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, and Liverpool still in the competition, the Gunners will have a lot of work ahead of them if they get past Sunderland.