Ian Wright is backing Arsenal to complete within the Premier League’s high 4 and safe a return to the Champions League for subsequent season.
The Gunners are firmly within the race to safe a top-four end this time period as Mikel Arteta’s aspect look to string collectively a run of optimistic outcomes between now and the top of the season.
Arsenal have gained three of their final 5 video games within the Premier League and will probably be hoping to make it again to again victories within the high flight after they host Brentford at The Emirates on Saturday afternoon.
As issues stand, Arsenal are at present in sixth place within the desk and 4 factors behind fourth-placed Manchester United – however the Gunners have video games in hand over a lot of the groups round them within the desk.
Arsenal have fixtures in opposition to lots of their shut rivals arising over the subsequent few weeks, with the Gunners set to tackle West Ham United, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur earlier than the season is out. The Gunners additionally should play Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC within the run-in.
Nonetheless, Arsenal legend Wright believes that the Gunners have what it takes to complete within the Premier League’s high 4 this season as they intention to safe a return to the Champions League.
Talking on his Ringer FC podcast, as quoted by Metro, Wright mentioned: “If you have a look at Arsenal, they’ve received Spurs, Chelsea, West Ham, Man United quickly, so it’s going to be robust.
“I mentioned firstly of the season, if we may get sixth, I’d be so glad and I feel Mikel Arteta could be the place he must be, in and round sixth-place, and then you definately begin to progress from there.
“If you have a look at how everyone seems to be doing for the time being, everyone seems to be enjoying one another. If Arsenal can win video games just like the Wolves one, I’ll be pleased with that.
“I worry for West Ham as a result of they’ve received the seriousness of the Europa League coming now and it will get extra intense now, they play extra often and the video games are more durable. That’s why you are worried for them.
“I don’t suppose West Ham will be capable to maintain it, with the Europa League as nicely.
“Spurs, I don’t know what’s taking place with them they usually go to Man City, United, Liverpool and Arsenal quickly. These are robust video games for a Spurs who look the way in which they do proper now.
“United have large video games too so I can’t name it, I can’t. However if you have a look at how poorly some groups are performing, it’s fascinating.
“I feel we [Arsenal] are going to do it. They want 4 factors from their video games in hand [against Burnley and Spurs]. Can Arsenal recognise that that is it now? That is the season.
“No matter you say about United, they’ve the firepower and gamers and they’re going to begin to take their possibilities and click on. That’s what worries me about United.
“However there’s one thing taking place on the membership with the in-fighting. If that’s taking place, how do you proceed to place within the performances to get the top-four? Southampton may have beat them [on Saturday].”
Former Liverpool FC star Jamie Carragher lately said his perception that the top-four race will go proper right down to the wire this season.
“I feel it is going to be robust for West Ham to get within the high 4,” Carragher said.
“Arsenal, what a win that was for them away to Wolves. The video games in hand, no European soccer.
“You consider how lengthy Manchester United will probably be within the Champions League, that would play a component. It appears like it is going to go to the wire.”
Arsenal’s top-four rivals Manchester United will journey to Leeds United within the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.