Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp insists it will be as difficult as ever next season to break into the top four.
"As long as Roman Abramovich is there, Chelsea are going to be strong," Redknapp said. "As long as they keep the Lampards, the (John) Terrys the (Ricardo) Carvalhos, all these players, they are going to keep being strong.
"And Arsenal, they've had injuries that have cost them this last week or two, defensively they've not been as strong, they've been missing people like (William) Gallas and (Gael) Clichy.
"They've got some great young players and I think they'll be strong again next year, Arsenal. I really couldn't say I see them dropping out because I only see those young players improving."