Arsenal boss bottles it with Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

The race for the fourth spot looks to be heating up at the moment with Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea all seemingly competing for the fourth spot.

While Liverpool and Manchester City are neck and neck at the moment in the race for the title, Spurs’ recent results have ensured that they cannot be ignored just yet with respect to the title race.

Tottenham currently find themselves ahead of their North London rivals in the table and are on course to finish above Arsenal for the third successive season.

Arsenal have not been involved in the Champions Legaue for the past two seasons, and their manager Unai Emery has admitted that they face an uphill battle to secure Champions League football for next season.

The Spaniard admitted that the likes of Spurs, Manchester City, and Liverpool are better than the Gunners at the moment.

When asked if Arsenal are underdogs for the fourth spot, 

Emery told Sky Sports, ” Now, yes, Because we are sixth. It’s practical but it is like that. I trust in our capacity to [finish fourth] but it is like that.

“There are teams now better than us. They have an advantage to us. And we need to be calm and also very demanding of ourselves in our minds for work and to be consistent over 38 matches.

“Now Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham, also – there is big difference between us.

“But Chelsea and Manchester United, very big teams, also have a difference [to the top three] but they are closer than us.

“I think we need to continue thinking in our capacity to be in the top four but knowing it’s difficult.

“It’s the reason that the players are very concerned that we are with this possibility and the opportunity on Saturday is a very big opportunity.

“It’s not to think we’re playing under pressure, it’s to be demanding and also with ambition to be in the top four. Also knowing other teams, they have an advantage to us.”

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  1. You could also say that Arsenal have not been in the CL in two of the last 25 years. Where as the mighty spuds have been involved 4 or 5 of the last 25? and when Emery looks at the Arsenal trophy cabinet there have only been three FA cup wins in the last 5 years. Still its better than a ONE milk cup this century. But that’s understandable as pochettino values a top four place over winning anything.


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