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.

Published : May 06, 2019 00:01 IST

Jan Vertonghen poked fun at rival Arsenal
Jan Vertonghen poked fun at rival Arsenal

Jan Vertonghen poked fun at rival Arsenal

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.

READ | Gunners' draw confirms Chelsea's Champions League return

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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