Jamie Carragher thinks Arsenal are favorites to get into the top four due to their lack of European football and games in hand, with Graeme Souness also doubting Manchester United and Tottenham’s credentials
- Jamie Carragher feels Arsenal are capable of finishing in the top four
- Carragher believes it will be tough for West Ham to reach the Champions League
- Graeme Souness highlighted the struggles of Manchester United and Spurs
Jamie Carragher has suggested that Arsenal have a good chance of securing a top four finish this season.
Mikel Arteta’s side secured what could prove to be an important victory as they beat Wolves 1-0 on Thursday, with Carragher indicating that they could benefit from not having any other commitments in the remainder of the season.
The battle to quality for the Champions League is an intriguing one. West Ham are currently in fourth place, but have played more games than the teams around them, while Manchester United and Arsenal are also in contention.
Jamie Carragher has claimed that Arsenal have a good chance of finishing in the top four
Carragher feels that it will be difficult for West Ham to qualify for the Champions League
In addition, Carragher feels Manchester United’s European commitments could affect them
Wolves could have a chance of getting in the top four following their 2-0 victory against Tottenham, who cannot be ruled out despite having lost three league games in succession.
Carragher feels that it will be difficult for West Ham to finish in the top four but suggested that Arsenal have a chance, especially when it is taken into consideration that they have games in hand.
Speaking on Sky Sports, Carragher said: ‘I think it will be tough for West Ham to get in the top four. Arsenal, what a win that was for them away to Wolves. The games in hand, no European football.’
Graeme Souness has expressed concern regarding Manchester United’s capabilities
Souness believes that given their current struggles Tottenham should be ruled out of the race
Carragher also felt that Manchester United’s involvement in the Champions League could affect them domestically.
He said: ‘You think about how long Manchester United will be in the Champions League, that could play a part. It feels like it will go to the wire.’
Graeme Souness, meanwhile, feels that Tottenham won’t be able to get into the top four.
The pundit also expressed concerns about Manchester United’s capabilities.
Souness said: ‘I think it will go all the way to the end. Arsenal do they have enough forwards? Spurs look to be in trouble. Right now I’d think you’d take them out of it. Wolves look a really good team.
‘Man United, scoring goals in the hardest thing. They are really struggling for any sort of continuity. They seem to be lacking confidence, belief and a system that works for them.’