Louis Saha is backing Arsenal to win the Premier League title this season – and is anticipating to see Manchester United end within the high 4.
The Gunners have been in spectacular type in current weeks and their current victories over Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United have underlined their standing as real contenders for the title.
Mikel Arteta’s males at the moment sit 5 factors away from second-placed Manchester Metropolis within the desk with a recreation in hand as they give the impression of being to win the trophy for the primary time since 2004.
Former Manchester United striker Saha feels that the Gunners have what it takes to go all the way in which within the title race this season following their spectacular 3-2 win over Manchester United on the weekend.
Talking to Betfred, Saha stated of Arsenal: “They give the impression of being actually good. They’re in an awesome place and have a recreation in hand, so it’s onerous to see them drop many, many factors.
“They’ve nonetheless received quite a few essential video games left, however they confirmed on Sunday towards Manchester United that they’re very concentrated, very skilled they usually can stay on the high of the desk.
“It could be good for the Premier League to see Arsenal upset the likes of Manchester Metropolis and Liverpool, who’ve been on the high for the final 4 or 5 years.”
Saha, 44, can be tipping Manchester United to safe a top-four end in Erik ten Hag’s first marketing campaign in cost.
Manchester United have been exhibiting encouraging indicators of progress below Ten Hag in current weeks – they at the moment sit three factors forward of fifth-placed Spurs with a recreation in hand – and Saha feels they’ll have sufficient momentum to complete within the high 4.
The ex-forward reckons that the present high 4 or Arsenal, Manchester Metropolis, Newcastle United and Manchester United will make up the 4 groups to qualify for subsequent season’s Champions League.
Requested for his top-four prediction, Saha stated: “I consider it is going to be Arsenal, Manchester Metropolis, Manchester United and Newcastle United, the 4 sides who occupy these positions in the mean time.
“You possibly can see Manchester United ending both second or third as a result of they’re taking part in very nicely in the mean time. I consider it is going to be these 4 sides and I’ve little question about it. Newcastle have performed tremendously nicely this season and need to be within the Champions League.
“It is going to additionally present them with a lift for his or her recruitment over the summer time and it’s good for the Premier League.”
Arsenal have already made two signings within the January switch window to bolster their squad – ahead Leandro Trossard from Brighton and defender Jakub Kiwior from Spezia.
Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes feels that the Gunners was impressed by Arsenal’s transfer to signal 28-year-old Trossard – and he feels that a couple of extra additions earlier than the top of the month would assist to vastly enhance the north London membership’s title hopes.
“When you find yourself going for titles, you want robust squads, you want gamers who can are available and exchange gamers,” Scholes is quoted as saying by Metro. “These gamers that are available won’t at all times be pretty much as good because the starters, however they may even be higher from the bench.
“When Leandro Trossard got here on for Gabriel Martinelli [against Manchester United], I didn’t suppose it weakened Arsenal, it actually didn’t. So I feel Trossard is a superb signing. Two or three extra would actually enhance this group to go on and win the Premier League.”
Arsenal are in FA Cup motion on Friday night time after they tackle Manchester Metropolis away from house within the fourth spherical.