Have Arsenal just handed top four to Man United?

While things have taken on a much more rosy hue for Arsenal fans in the last week, the Gunners and Arsene Wenger are not out of the woods yet by any means, and unless the players keep up the sort of intensity that we saw from them yesterday in the hard fought FA cup semi-final win over Man City, while Arsenal could also do with rediscovering some of the fluent and free flowing football that we saw in the first half of the current season.

For now the squad and manager can forget about the FA cup final to be played at the end of May and get back to the business of trying to finish in the top four, but I have a nasty feeling that we may have just handed a big advantage in that respect to Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United.

They may have a horrendous fixture list including a double header Europa League semi-final with Spanish La Liga side Celta Vigo, but a look at the EPL table combined with their recent form shows, in my opinion, that they are the team most likely to take advantage of the weekend’s slip up from Liverpool who lost at home to Crystal Palace.

Liverpool’s loss means that winning our three games in hand would put us back above them but United also have two extra games to play and are only three points behind them. The first of those games in hand is on Thursday away to Man City, but I feel that City’s disappointment on losing the semi-final and the fatigue that extra time at Wembley can cause could give United a real advantage.

How annoying would it be if our return to form actually benefits United and Maureen more than us?



  1. Red Dawn says:

    We handed top four to everyone but ourselves with our terrible performances this season.
    That is why I am concerned that people think the City result was the turning point – it is just papering over one of many cracks.
    I suspect with that result it will be business as usual with Wenger getting away with doing as little as possible as usual.
    He still has to go regardless and fans still need to be putting pressure on…

  2. frustrated gunner says:

    i think MANU have higher chance to finish 4th than CITY. and i have a weird feeling that SPURS gonna win EPL this season

  3. John Ibrahim says:

    top 4 is already gone…

    think its time for fans to realise it and stop dreaming of top 4

  4. Break-on-through says:

    Our games in hand, if won, would put us level with Liv but they have better goal difference.

    Better off just taking these games one game at a time, it’s unlikely we’ll win all of ours and we are already hoping for teams to drop points. Leic will be difficult, they are an awkward team to play against, if we don’t have the energy levels to match it can be the type of game our players struggle with.

  5. ArseOverTit says:

    Same old same old…

  6. Vanpayslip thought of the day - ask Arsene/he ain't understand this/ cause 99% of AKBs don't exist says:

    We are not in top 4!

  7. Fatboy Gooney says:

    Basically, you’re hinting an excuse for us against Leicester tomorrow? (tiredness) ?? Man City play on Thursday & will be fired up to beat their bitter rivals in the fight for champions league football and it’s not as if Pep & Mo are Real buddies either lol?

    If Palace can beat the Spuds and we beat Leicester then the NLD would be a great opportunity to knock the stuffing out of the Spud and send them on a downwards spiral ?? That would be GroundHog Day for them too ? they have some tricky games that are all lose-able and We are due for our usual winning run that normally see’s us grabbing top four on the final day of the season. Yes it’s wishful thinking but it’s all part and parcel of what Arsenal are all about… And no, it’s not satisfactory but a bit of sunshine after a long ass storm is better than ending up as a drowned rat ??

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