Sky Bet's Tim Clement looks at why Arsenal are still favoured for a top-four finish despite Super Sunday's loss
Arsenal remain odds-on with Sky Bet to book their place in next season's UEFA Champions League.
By Tim Clement - Twitter: @SkyTimClement
Last Updated: 07/04/14 6:01pm
Everton sit just a point behind the Gunners with a game in hand after the 3-0 victory at Goodison Park, but are odds-against at 5/4 with Sky Bet for a top-four finish.
The Toffees were actually available at as long as 28/1 prior to their six-match winning streak, during which time Arsene Wenger's men have collected just five points.
Arsenal are considered to have the more favourable run in with Newcastle, who have suffered three successive heavy defeats, the highest-placed side in their path.
Looking at the situation on paper, the Gunners will be odds-on favourites to win each of their remaining games, while the same can't be said for their main top-four rivals.
Everton still have to play both Manchester clubs as well as facing a trip to Southampton and have only once previously qualified for the Champions League, when they failed to make the group stages.
In contrast, Wenger has never overseen a finish outside the top four of the Premier League since taking over at the north London outfit 18 years ago.
The Gunners were actually as short as 2/1 to win the title back in December but do not even figure in Sky Bet's Premier League outright since the weekend, having slipped 10 points adrift of top spot with just six games remaining.
With the Emirates-based outfit also odds-on to end their eight-year title drought by winning the FA Cup, it is still expected to be a satisfactory season for Wenger, despite what must have been a disgruntled atmosphere in the away end at Goodison Park on Sunday.