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Rangnick admits Arsenal are favourites to claim Champions League spot ahead of Spurs clash

Ralf Rangnick admits Arsenal are the favourites to secure Champions League football this season ahead of Manchester United’s must-win clash with Tottenham.

United face Spurs in the Premier League tomorrow evening in a fixture neither side can afford to lose in the race for a top-four finish.


Last weekend’s 4-1 defeat to Manchester City leaves the Red Devils fifth in the division, one point behind Arsenal despite having played three more games than the Gunners.

Spurs, meanwhile, are a further two points back after beating Everton 5-0 on Monday night and Rangnick says his side are ‘fully aware of the importance’ of tomorrow’s clash at Old Trafford.

“We are fully aware of the importance of tomorrow,” he said at his pre-match press conference. “We have to win that game, fully aware of that. We’ve had a good week of training.”

Rangnick conceded that Arsenal are now favourites to seal a fourth-place finish and Champions League football, with the Gunners on a four-game winning run.

The German says his side can ill-afford any more slip-ups if the Red Devils are catch the north Londoners and secure Champions League qualification.

“Yeah, but not only us, the same is true with two or three other clubs. They (Arsenal) seem to be in the best possible position but there are still 10 games to play.

“We are fully aware we have to look after ourselves and not drop any more points.”

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