With the Premier League entering it’s final few weeks, Martin Keown has had a stab at predicting who will finish in the top four this season.
With Man City and Liverpool slogging it out in what is one of the most fascinating title races in years, there are only two more Champions League qualification places up for grabs, with Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United separated by just five points, with the Stamford Bridge outfit having played one game extra.
Arsenal have been on a decent run of form in recent weeks, especially at the Emirates, although their away form has left something to be desired, with the Gunners winning just five of their 15 league games on the road all season.
Four of the Gunners remaining six games are away from home, with tricky trips to face Watford, Wolves, Leicester and Burnley all ahead of Unai Emery’s side, and former defender Keown thinks that his old club will once again miss out on a place in the top four.
“I don’t think they will [finish in the top four]. I think Manchester United will squeeze into that,” Keown told talkSPORT.
“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.”