Michael Carrick Opens Up On Arsenal’s Top Four Chances After West Ham Win. Michael Carrick lauded Arsenal’s recent play as they returned to the top four last night. Mikel Arteta’s side have their fate in their own hands, according to the Manchester United icon and former caretaker manager.
Arsenal is currently fourth in the league table, just three points behind third-placed Chelsea. Their main attention, though, will be on Tottenham, who are only two points behind them in fifth place in the league table.
Carrick was reviewing their match against West Ham United on Premier League Productions on Sunday night. The Manchester United veteran was full of praise for the Gunners after their 2-1 victory, saying:
“They’ve had a terrific run. People ask questions, would you rather have the points in the bag, or would you rather be chasing the bottom pressure, I would much rather be in a position where it’s in your own hands, 100 per cent. And that’s where they’ve found themselves so credit to them that have put themselves in this position because today was not an easy game for them. It gives them a great chance.”
Carrick went on to say that they have a good chance of finishing in the top four this season. “The Tottenham game is the one we’ve spoken about, it’s the obvious one but then the other games it’s not to say the other teams will win the rest of their games so it’s certainly all to play for.
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Chelsea is still in the driving seat for a Champions League spot next season, but their defeat to Everton has given a fresh twist to the story. The Blues are back in the mix, and if they continue to lose points, they may fall out of the top four.
Arsenal and Tottenham must also be at their best, but only one of them will be able to collect all 12 points available before the end of the season, as they meet next week. This season’s North London Derby might very well determine who finishes in the top four.