Cardiff City was promoted to the English Premier League Tuesday after a 0-0 draw at home to Charlton Athletic guaranteed the Welsh side a top-two finish in the Championship (second division).
Cardiff, who have missed out in the playoffs for the last three seasons, will play in the top flight next season for the first time since 1962.
Arsenal missed the chance to take another step toward securing a Champions League place after fellow European hopefuls Everton held firm in a lively 0-0 Premier League draw at the Emirates Tuesday.
The Londoners, who had won four in a row to move up to third and are chasing qualification for the continent’s elite competition for a 16th straight season, had the better openings with French striker Olivier Giroud guilty of two bad misses.
Arsenal have 60 points from 33 games followed by Chelsea on 58 from 31, Tottenham Hotspur on 58 from 32 and Everton with 56 from 33.
Leader Manchester United, with a 15-point advantage over Manchester City, can move closer to regaining the title when they play at West Ham United Wednesday when City host fellow FA Cup finalists Wigan Athletic while Chelsea visit Fulham.