Arsenal: 10 Reasons The Gunners Will Reach The Champions League in 2011

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Arsenal: 10 Reasons The Gunners Will Reach The Champions League in 2011
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Arsenal is one of the most successful clubs in English Premier League history, and is one of just four teams to ever win the Premier League title. They currently sit second in the Premier League, just five points behind leaders Chelsea. 

During the early part of this decade, Arsenal, along with Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool began outspending the rest of the Premier League, creating a large talent gap between the league and these four teams. For a long stretch the top four teams at the end of the season always consisted of these four teams. This led to these four teams being labeled "The Big Four."

Every year it was up to the rest of the league to try and displace one of the members of "The Big Four" in the top four of the table and secure a spot in the UEFA Champions League. 

Last season, Tottenham Hotspur finished fourth, leaving Liverpool on the outside. 

This year, the league seems more wide open then ever, as Liverpool has struggled from the start, Tottenham looks set on defending its fourth-place finish, Everton is making strides year after year, and free spending Manchester City is intent on competing for a Champions League spot, the top four places in England seem more contested then ever. 

There is a chance that not just one of the "Big Four" teams will finish outside of the top four spots, but even two. 

Here are 10 reasons why Arsenal will secure a top-four finish, and play in the Champions League next season. 

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