I'll take that - Tottenham's Vertonghen pokes fun at Arsenal result

Arsenal's chances of finishing in the top four are remote after a draw with Brighton, much to Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen's delight.

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Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen poked fun at Arsenal after a 1-1 draw with Brighton and Hove Albion handed Spurs a massive advantage in the race for a top-four Premier League finish.

Spurs lost 1-0 at Bournemouth on Saturday, with Son Heung-min and Juan Foyth sent off, and their defeat had boosted Arsenal's hopes of claiming the final Champions League qualification place.

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But Arsenal seemingly blew it at Emirates Stadium the following day, with Glenn Murray's penalty enabling Brighton to claim a point after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring by converting a spot-kick.

Spurs, which host Everton on the final day of the season, have a three-point cushion from their north London rival, as well as an eight-goal advantage on goal difference.

Unai Emery's side therefore likely need to win the Europa League - it faces Valencia in the second leg of the semifinal on Thursday, holding a 3-1 lead in the tie - if it is to return to the Champions League.

And Spurs defender Vertonghen evidently enjoyed taking in Arsenal's result, writing on Twitter after the full-time whistle: "I'll take that."

Arsenal's slip was also good news for Chelsea, which beats Watford earlier in the day, with the Blues' return to the Champions League confirmed thanks to a little help from Brighton.

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