LONDON — Arsenal claimed the final Champions League spot at the expense of their arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur on the last day of the Premier League season last night with a 1-0 win at Newcastle United.
Sir Alex Ferguson was given a thrilling send off with a 5-5 draw at West Brom in his final match with Man Utd.
Defender Laurent Koscielny put visitors Arsenal ahead in the 52nd minute to secure fourth place with 73 points, one point ahead of fifth-placed Spurs who mustered a late goal from Gareth Bale to beat Sunderland 1-0 at White Hart Lane.
Chelsea sealed third place on 75 points with a 2-1 win at home to Everton.
Jamie Carragher bowed out with a win as Liverpool ended the Premier League season with a 1-0 win over QPR at Anfield last night.
Meanwhile, Carlo Ancelotti’s future at Paris St Germain was in doubt on Sunday when Qatar-owned television channel BeIN Sport reported that he was leaving, while sporting director Leonardo said the Italian had asked to go, but the club wanted him to stay.
“Carlo Ancelotti will not be the PSG coach next season. He met (club president Nasser al-Khelaifi) and (sporting director) Leonardo this afternoon in Paris for more than an hour,” BeIN Sport, who have television rights for Ligue 1, said on their Twitter feed.
Leonardo, however, told sports daily L’Equipe: “Carlo asked to leave for Real Madrid, but we want him to stay.
“No decision has been made. Our priority is still that he stays. We have never contacted other coaches.”