Arsenal Set To Replace Man City In Champions League As EPL Champions Face UEFA Ban

New report has it that Arsenal are likely to be handed a Champions League lifeline if Man City get a ban from Europe’s football governing body UEFA.

According to UK Sun, the Etihad dwellers are facing a possible ban from UEFA, over issues bothering on breaches of alleged financial fair play.

The Premier League champs are under probe by UEFA for providing “unconvincing” explanations over the club’s finances.

However, Arsenal are waiting to benefit from City’s setback as it offer another window for Unai Emery’s side to return to Europe, irrespective of finishing fifth at the end of the campaign. Before now, Arsenal were banking on beating Chelsea in the Europa League final on May 29, as their only Champions League hopes.

The Gunners missed out of a top four finish after suffering three straight defeats in April – against Crystal Palace, Wolves and Leicester. Arsenal ended the season on fifth spot one behind North London neighbours Tottenham, two behind London rivals Chelsea and four points ahead of sixth-place Man United.


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