Southampton have a lot to thank Arsenal for.
For the first time in 12 years, they will be playing in an European competition, following Arsenal’s 4-0 win over Aston Villa.
Southampton, who came seventh in the Premier League, qualify as Arsenal had already secured their Champions League place by finishing third in the league.
Ronald Koeman‘s side will enter the Europa League at the third qualifying round stage, needing to win two two-legged matches to qualify for the group stages of the competition.
Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United will be in the Champions League tournament, while Tottenham, Liverpool and West Ham, who qualify through their position in the Fair Play table, join Southampton in the Europa League.