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Arsenal fall short of title despite late win over Everton

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Arsenal finished the season as runners-up to Manchester City despite Kai Havertz's late goal clinching a 2-1 win over Everton at the Emirates Stadium.

Havertz's close-range finish survived a lengthy VAR check for handball after Takehiro Tomiyasu had cancelled out Idrissa Gueye's deflected free-kick in the first half.

The 89th-minute strike ensured a winning end to the campaign for Arsenal but they needed a City slip-up against West Ham to claim the title and it did not come, with Pep Guardiola's side winning 3-1.

The Gunners finish the campaign on 89 points, their second-highest total in Premier League history, but with a two-point gap to champions City. Everton, meanwhile, finish 15th.