Manchester City and Liverpool claimed the last two Champions League qualifying spots with comfortable wins on Sunday that meant Arsene Wenger's Arsenal missed out on Europe's elite club competition for the first time in 20 years.

The big guns blew away the rest on the final day of the Premier League season — City thrashing Watford 5-0 and Liverpool beating relegated Middlesbrough 3-0 — to leave the top six places exactly as they had been at the start of play.

That meant Arsenal failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since Wenger became manager in 1996.