Jamie Carragher predicts where Arsenal, Man United will finish this season

Jamie Carragher is tipping Arsenal to finish in the Premier League's top four ahead of Man United this season

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Jamie Carragher
Ex-Liverpool FC defender Jamie Carragher (Photo: Sky Sports)

Jamie Carragher is backing Arsenal to edge Manchester United in the Premier League’s top-four race this season.

Arsenal and Liverpool FC are the only Premier League clubs with a 100 per cent record after the opening two games of the 2019-20 season.

One or possibly both of the clubs will lose their perfect record when Arsenal make the trip to Liverpool FC in their next Premier League game on Saturday evening.

The Gunners were 1-0 winners against Newcastle United in their season opener at St James’ Park thanks to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s second-half winner on Tyneside.

Arsenal sealed a 2-1 victory over Burnley at The Emirates on Saturday afternoon thanks to goals from Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette either side of half-time.

The north London side are two points ahead of Manchester United after the Red Devils were held to a 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday night.

Former Liverpool FC defender Carragher is tipping Arsenal to edge Manchester United in the race to secure a place in next season’s Champions League competition.

“It’s a toss up with Arsenal. It’s whoever goes furthest in the Europa League, that could cause a problem. If we’re talking about Manchester United having more options up front than Chelsea, yeah totally agree with that,” Carragher told Monday Night Football on Sky Sports.

“But I actually think the firepower Arsenal have might edge Manchester United.

“I think in Lacazette and Aubameyang, that’s a proper goal threat. Probably as good as anything with two strikers.”

Arsenal finished in fifth place ahead of Manchester United last season.

The Gunners signed six players in the summer transfer window, although William Saliba returned on loan to Saint-Etienne.

Arsenal brought in Gabriel Martinelli, Nicolas Pepe, Dani Ceballos on loan, Kieran Tierney and David Luiz.

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