Pundit predicts where Arsenal will finish this season
Tony Gale tells Arsenal that the Gunners are set to miss out on a top-four finish in the Premier League this season
Tony Gale has told Arsenal that the north Londoners will miss out on a top-four finish this season.
The Gunners kept their fading Champions League qualification hopes alive on Monday night with a 2-1 win over Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.
That win lifted Arsene Wenger’s men up to sixth place in the Premier League table but still left them facing a battle to break back into the top four.
The Gunners know that if they win their two games in hand they will move to within three points of third-placed Liverpool.
However, Gale is not expecting to see Wenger’s men be able to get back into the top four before the season is out.
“I wasn’t convinced [on Monday night]. People talk about turning it around but there were still lots of its and buts about their performance,” Gale told Sky Sports News HQ.
“It wasn’t a normal Arsenal performance. It was a good team for Arsenal to face. Top four means winning every game, and they won’t do it. This will be the season they don’t finish in the top four.”
Arsenal are now preparing for their crunch FA Cup semi-final clash against Manchester City on Sunday afternoon as they look to finish the season with some silverware.
The Gunners won the FA Cup back in 2014 and 2015.