Jamie Carragher predicts where Arsenal, Man United will finish
Jamie Carragher has his say on how he feels the top-four race in the Premier League will pan out between Arsenal and Man United
Jamie Carragher is tipping Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur to beat Arsenal and Chelsea FC to a top-four finish this season.
Arsenal moved above Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League table on Monday night thanks to their 2-0 win over Newcastle United in front of their home fans.
The Gunners are aiming to try and break back into the Champions League qualification spots for the first time in two years this season.
Tottenham, meanwhile, have been struggling for consistent form in recent weeks and they have lost four and drawn one of their last five games in the Premier League.
Spurs were beaten 2-1 by Liverpool FC at Anfield at the weekend to further dampen their hopes of finishing in the top four.
Despite Tottenham’s struggles, former Liverpool FC defender Carragher is still tipping Tottenham and Manchester United to finish the season in the other two Champions League qualification spots behind Manchester City and Liverpool FC.
Speaking to Sky Sports after Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Newcastle, Carragher said: “If I was saying now and had to call it now I’d probably still go for Spurs and Man United [to finish in the top four].
“I still think that away form [from Arsenal is a problem]. When you say they’re not playing big six rivals, they’re the type of away games that have players and teams at the real top.
“You look at Everton away, Watford, Wolves, Burnley. Yes, you’re not playing United, City, Liverpool, but those ones, even a draw there now is not a good result it’s that tight.
“They concede almost two a game away from home. 27 goals, that’s an awful lot. The contrast with at home, it’s unbelievable.”
Manchester United’s next game is their home clash against FC Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie on Wednesday 10 April.