With 13 games to go in the 2018/2019 Premier League season, the race for who amongst the trio of Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal ( well, not counting Tottenham for now as they still have the upper hand on the chasing trio ) is getting very interesting. From all indications, either Liverpool or Manchester City will win the league while the team that looks at odds on to finish 3rd at the moment appears to be Tottenham.
So who will finish 4th, 5th and 6th amongst the rest of the big six? The betting odds for who will finish in the top four in the Premier League this season keeps changing and there are many UK sports betting promotions to entice new customers to bet the top four market this season which is an indication of how interesting the race is this season. According to former Manchester United star, Gary Neville Arsenal will not be finishing among the top four in England yet again this season.
Neville reckons that the Gunners will in fact finish sixth in the league on this occasion.
Unai Emery is doing the best job that he possibly could do. It’s a squad that needs additions and it needs change.
He needs to sail that ship into shore, some need to disembark and the ones that he wants to get back on the need to sail back out to sea with him.
This first season for him is all about working out which players are going to be on the ship next season and testing out different things.
He’s finding out a lot about his players all the time. For instance, Matteo Guendouzi was fantastic against Manchester
He’s 19-years-old and that was a really good performance. Emery can build around things like that.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is always a threat but with the rest of the team there’s a lot to work on. It does need some change, but he will need time.
He might even need all next season as well. We shouldn’t really be rushing Unai Emery and Arsenal in respect of what he’s trying to achieve at the club.
Looking at the team I think sixth is about right to be honest.
I watched Manchester United at Leicester and they look stronger now. When you look at Manchester United’s forward line with Marcus Rashford, Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial, Arsenal haven’t got that.
Even in midfield United have got Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera and they are now looking stronger at the back.
Arsenal will end up sixth and it’s between Manchester United and Chelsea for fourth and fifth.
And to be honest, it is difficult not to agree with Neville considering how the Gunners have performed so far this season. After losing the first two games of the season, Arsenal went on a 22 game unbeaten run but ever since that came to an end against Southampton in November, they have blown both hot and cold. Arsenal might have one of the best striking forces in the premier league but they don’t have the midfield and defence to support that attack.
They currently occupy the 6th position on the table behind Chelsea and Manchester United and it is difficult to see them finishing any better than that. Although it must be said that Chelsea don’t appear convincing at the moment but I simply can’t see them finishing ahead of the Blues.
In my humble opinion, Manchester United are the team best equipped to finish 4th in the league. The arrival of Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus could bring out the best from Eden Hazard ( as we all saw last weekend ) and Chelsea could yet come to live but at the moment I am not convinced.