Martin Keown predicts where Arsenal, Man United will finish in top-four race
The former Arsenal defender examines the contenders for a fourth-place finish in the Premier League this season
Martin Keown believed Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United will be involved in a three-horse race to secure a fourth-place finish.
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side are in pole position to secure a place in next season’s Champions League competition with 10 games to go in the Reds’s season.
The 18-time English champions are in fourth place and four points ahead of Manchester United ahead of the visit of Everton in Saturday’s Merseyside derby.
The Red Devils have two games in hand on Liverpool but still face home games against Chelsea and Manchester City before trips to Arsenal and Tottenham.
Arsene Wenger’s side have dropped off the pace in the Premier League title race and Arsenal are currently in sixth place in the table.
The Gunners will take on third-placed Manchester City at The Emirates on Sunday as Arsenal look to restore much-needed confidence.
Former defender Keown believes Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United will all be involved in a three-way battle to secure the final Champions League qualifying spot.
“Should Liverpool slip even slightly then the game between Arsenal and Man United in early May could be incredibly important,” Keown told the Daily Mail.
“This is three teams that have been the most successful in English football over the last 30 years. All three of them are battling for one spot in the Champions League.
“Every weekend becomes more significant now. If Manchester City beat Arsenal it becomes a three horse race for one spot for these incredibly famous and decorated teams. It’s crazy.”