Emmanuel Petit made bold predictions about the top four finish.
Former Arsenal title winner Emmanuel Petit says that Arsenal and Chelsea will be caught with inconsistency in the further weeks which will strengthen Manchester United’s chances of finishing in the top four.
The French International spoke to the media and made a big claim about it, “How can you say Arsenal have a chance in an away match against City when you see the way they have played away from home this season?”
“They play so well to beat Tottenham and Chelsea at home and then lose to Southampton, West Ham and Liverpool in horrible away performances. This is not the results of a team that will finish in the top four.”
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Manchester City and Liverpool look to be flying and the title battle will be decided between them. Unless something dramatic happens, there is no chance of them slipping out of the top four. Without Harry Kane, Tottenham have managed pretty well and they are on their course of guaranteeing Champions League football next season.
However, with three teams tussling for one spot, the French International says that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s resurgence at Manchester United will take them to the Champions League football.
“When I look at Manchester City and Liverpool, they play with the same style at home as they do away and that is not the case for Arsenal this season.”
“All the teams chasing the top four positions are feeling the breath of Manchester United on their shoulders and I would expect them to find a way to finish in the top four.
“Chelsea and Arsenal have shown inconsistency this season and yet we have seen a very different United since [Ole Gunnar] Solskjaer replaced [Jose] Mourinho and I believe they have the talent in their squad to continue to win games.
“Tottenham are looking good to finish in the top four, but if I had to pick a team to get the final qualifying place for next season’s Champions League, it would be United.”
Arsenal have signed only Denis Suarez during the January transfer window and the failure to strengthen the backline will be troublesome for the Gunners. They have the second worst defensive record in the top six, only second to Manchester United.
Unai Emery has said that he is trusting the current crop of players to sneak into the top four position “This transfer window is not easy and it isn’t possible to change a lot of things to help us with a very big performance.
“And I am very happy with the players we have here. We have some players who are recovering after injuries and I think they can help us with the final three months of the season.
“We have a very big motivation in our competition in the Premier League and the Europa League, and I think for example that Sunday is a very big and tough match.
“But it’s a great match for us to show everybody how we are now against Manchester. It’s very difficult but I trust in my players.”