Brentford needed to win and hope that Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur dropped points in order to finish seventh, a Europa Conference League qualifying spot
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah sealed a 1-0 win against Brentford to keep their top four hopes alive after fans booed the national anthem following King Charles III's coronation on Saturday.
Brentford condemned Chelsea to their fifth defeat in five games in all competitions under interim coach Frank Lampard on Wednesday as an own goal by Blues' captain Cesar Azpilicueta and a second-half strike by Bryan Mbeumo handed the Bees a 2-0 win in the Premier League.
Marcus Rashford scored the only goal with a brilliant half-volley as Manchester United beat Brentford 1-0 in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Wednesday to climb back into the top four.
Brentford striker Ivan Toney on Thursday was handed a recall to the England squad for Euro 2024 qualifiers against Italy and Ukraine despite facing a series of betting charges by the English Football Association.
Despite dropping points for the second week in a row Arsenal lead the table by six points from champions Manchester City with both clubs having played the same amount of games.
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said there is no point raising complaints with Premier League referees as it is like speaking to a microwave, with the German left fuming by the officiating in their 3-1 defeat at Brentford on Monday.
Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen's return from a near-fatal heart attack at Euro 2022 to the peak of his powers during recent internationals has the country's fans dreaming of what the playmaker can achieve at the World Cup.
Arsenal moved back to the top of the Premier League as goals from William Saliba, Gabriel Jesus and Fabio Vieira put the gloss on a dominant performance to beat Brentford 3-0.