Arsenal legend, Lee Dixon says the Gunners need to target a top-three finish now after their recent upturn in form.
Mikel Arteta’s side has won their last three matches, after beating Wolves 2-1 last night.
That result meant the Gunners now have a good chance of making it into the Premier League’s top four.
United has occupied the 4th position on the league table for some time now, and the Red Devils are just a point above Arsenal despite playing two games more.
If Arsenal wins their two outstanding games, they will have a five points cushion on United and will go above Chelsea, who they will face in one of the matches.
Dixon believes they should target beyond finishing in the fourth position now.
He said via The Daily Mail: ‘If I’m in that Arsenal dressing room now I’m not looking at Man United I’m looking at Chelsea.
‘With our game in hand and two points behind Chelsea – they’ve got games than us to play in the CL – I’m getting my sights at where Arsenal should be, or should have been for years – all of a sudden that is the target they should be aiming at.
‘(Former captain) Tony Adams would be going around saying in the dressing room, ‘you know what?, forget Man United, we’re going for Chelsea.’
Just Arsenal Opinion
Dixon is right, the current Arsenal team should aim for the maximum and that is finishing inside the top three.
Manchester City and Liverpool have nailed down the top two spots, but we can still make the 3rd position because of Chelsea’s inconsistent form.
If we beat them in the rescheduled game, we can confidently finish the campaign above the Blues.
Dont forget the passionate relationship united has with the referees
Time to unleash pepe as central forward. He will score more goals like yesterday.
I recall seeing a recent interview with Xhaka when he said the same thing as Lee so I reckon it is already part of the training ground chat amongst the players
Whether that means its doable is another matter though but why not, it indicates a confident and positive mindset
You know what, he’s absolutely right. Been considering this for a while it’s quite achievable. We just need to beat 3rd place to be 3rd place. Chelsea is the very big test we need to pass to finish 3rd
Just wondering….Arsenal got out of all competitions to concentrate only on the league….intentionally…..maybe the target was already set for top 4 in the dressing room because the players seem to play for top 4…maybe I’m wrong
I would doubt it and hope not Jakes Mradu
We went as far as we could in the Caraboa getting beaten by a better team in the Semi Final 2nd Leg
I would very disappointed if that was the case in the FA Cup, really bad performance at Forest that still hurts because of our great FA Cup record and tradition
Well i do agree arsenal have the chance but i think that a bit too much of ask
To do that, basically means arsenal should perform and win consistently while hoping chelsea to drop points.
i expect arsenal to only earn 3-6 points in the this 4 decisive match : vs chelsea, vs spurs, vs man.u, vs liverpool
Good Points will definitely come from the chelski,spuds and manure games.
Arsenal need to focus on winning the next game. That’s all there is to it.