Nuno Santo’s side will move ahead of Arsenal in UEFA rankings for the first time in around three decades.
Arsenal are currently experiencing the worst times in their history and doubts are starting to emerge whether they belong to the Premier League’s big six.
Furthermore, the Gunners hit rock bottom last season as they failed to qualify for any European competition for the first time in their history.
Elsewhere, their North London rivals Tottenham Hotspurs endured a lacklustre campaign but managed to earn a spot in the Conference League – a third-tier continental competition.
Arsenal and Tottenham are currently 12th and 13th in the UEFA rankings but the scenario would soon change.
Spurs will be awarded bonus points in addition to the regular points ( 2 points for a win, 1 for draw) after every round in the Conference League, which will see them overtake the Gunners in the UEFA rankings. Meanwhile, Mikel Arteta’s side has to wait until next year since they have no European competition.
It would be a huge achievement for Tottenham as they are set to leave Arsenal behind in UEFA rankings since 1992.
Gunners’ woes have continued to this season, as they have won only one out of their four games so far.
The new-look Spurs side under manager Nuno Santo are looking solid from the start however they suffered a heavy defeat – their first loss – in the hands of Crystal Palace on Saturday.