The Premier League’s fifth spot in the Champions League is under threat ahead of Arsenal, Manchester City games tonight.

Tottenham, fifth in the EPL table, are rooting for their North London rivals, Arsenal in the clash at the Allianz Arena, and City against Real Madrid.

If any of both teams falter, the Premier League could lose its fifth slot to Germany.

But if Arsenal can defeat Bayern Munich and Man City against Real Madrid, England will regain its edge over Germany in the UEFA coefficient rankings.

Arsenal, City to decide fate of Premier League's fifth spot in Champions League
Premier League’s fifth spot in Champions League in the balance ahead of Arsenal vs Bayern clash – Getty image

Next season’s Champions League will expand to 36 teams, with two additional places allocated to countries with the best-performing teams in current European competitions.

Italy currently leads the UEFA coefficient rankings, followed by Germany and England.

For Tottenham fans, putting aside local rivalries and focusing on the bigger picture is imperative at this time.

Rooting for Arsenal and even West Ham, who face Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League, could contribute to England’s cause and potentially secure a fifth Champions League spot for the Premier League.

While West Ham and Liverpool’s Europa League journeys appear uncertain, Aston Villa’s progress in the Europa Conference League offers hope.




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