Ian Wright has predicted that his beloved Arsenal will qualify for the Champions League ahead of Tottenham, Manchester United and West Ham.
Going into their two back-to-back home games against Southampton and Wolves, Spurs were arguably the best placed among the four sides to get the last Champions League spot.
However, two consecutive losses have put a serious dent in the club’s hopes, with Antonio Conte even admitting this week that the Lilywhites have just a 1 per cent chance of qualifying for the Champions League (beIN SPORTS).
Wright believes that Tottenham will struggle to make up the ground on the other teams, given the matches they have coming up.
He also claimed that West Ham might fall away from the race since the Europa League has now having resumed.
The Gunners legend suggested that Man Utd might be Arsenal’s biggest threat for the fourth spot, given the firepower that the Red Devils have at their disposal.
“I said at the start of the season, if we could get sixth, I would be so happy and I think Mikel Arteta would be where he should be, in and around sixth-place, and then you start to progress from there.
“When you look at how everyone is doing at the moment, everyone is playing each other. If Arsenal can win games like the Wolves one, I’ll be happy with that.
“I fear for West Ham because they’ve got the seriousness of the Europa League coming now and it gets more intense now, they play more frequently and the games are tougher. That’s why you worry for them.
“I don’t think West Ham will be able to sustain it, with the Europa League as well.
“Spurs, I don’t know what’s happening with them and they go to Man City, United, Liverpool and Arsenal soon. Those are tough games for a Spurs who look the way they do right now.
“United have big games too so I can’t call it, I can’t. But when you look at how poorly some teams are performing, it’s interesting.
‘I think we [Arsenal] are going to do it. They need four points from their games in hand [against Burnley and Spurs]. Can Arsenal recognise that this is it now? This is the season.
“Whatever you say about United, they have the firepower and players and they will start to take their chances and click. That’s what worries me about United.
“But there’s something happening at the club with the in-fighting. If that’s happening, how do you continue to put in the performances to get the top four? Southampton could have beat them [on Saturday].”
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Looking at the table, one would think that Spurs are far from out of the race, given that we are only seven points behind Manchester United with three games in hand over Ralf Rangnick’s side.
However, the major concern for us is the fact that we have three away games coming up over the next few weeks. Realistically, we would need at least six points from those matches to stay in the race.
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