Ian Wright predicts where Arsenal will finish
The Arsenal legend pours cold water on talk of Arsene Wenger's men finishing in the Premier League's top four
Ian Wright reckons Arsenal will struggle to finish in the Premier League’s top four despite Sunday’s 2-0 win against Manchester United.
Arsene Wenger outwitted his bitter rival Jose Mourinho for the first time in the Premier League at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Granit Xhaka’s deflected strike broke the deadlock in the 54th minute before Danny Welbeck netted against his former club with a powerful header.
Arsenal moved to within two points of Manchester United thanks to their morale-boosting win against the Europa League semi-finalists.
The Gunners can hoist themselves above the Red Devils and into fifth place if Arsenal beat Southampton at St Mary’s on Wednesday night.
Wenger’s side will be a point adrift of third-placed Liverpool if the north London side win their two games on hand.
Speaking to BBC’s 606 podcast about whether Arsenal could sneak a top-four finish on the back of their impressive 2-0 win against Manchester United, Wright said:
“It’s massive uphill battle they’ve got. Hopefully with performances like that and they win the rest of their games, hopefully someone will slip up.”
Arsenal could finish outside the top four for the first time under Wenger.