Arsenal legend predicts his own club’s failure

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Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham have played three games at their brand new stadium so far, winning every single one of them without conceding a goal.

Two of those games were Premier League encounters against Crystal Palace and Huddersfield Town.

The most recent performance against the Terriers ended in a 4-0 victory which saw Spurs move back up to third place in the Premier League table.

The speculations about the north London club not benefitting from the move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium turned out to be unfounded.

The Lilywhites will play three more Premier League home matches this season, and if they keep up their current form they should achieve their goal of remaining in the top four and qualifying for the Champions League next season.

On the other side of north London, however, things look a little less promising.

Arsenal will drop down to sixth if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United beat West Ham United on Saturday evening.

The Gunners’ defeat to Everton last week did not move them any closer to the top four. It also highlighted Unai Emery’s team’s struggles away from home this season.

Arsenal will travel away once again to face Watford on Monday night.

Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown believes that the Gunners will miss out on the top four and that Manchester United will clinch the final spot.

Keown said (talkSPORT): “I don’t think they will [finish in the top four]. I think Manchester United will squeeze into that.

“It’s the away form that’s going to cost Arsenal this year, unless Emery can find a way to improve away from home.

“They’ve got to go to Leicester, Watford and Wolves. If emery can sort out a system that makes Arsenal as effective away from home as they are at home, they end up in the top four and they may well win the Europa League.

“It’s there for him, but he’s got to sort that out.”

 

 

 

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