Jamie Carragher expects the best four race in the Premier League to go ‘last minute’ and says Arsenal enjoy two vital upper hands over Manchester United.
In spite of the fact that there is as yet 90 days of the period to play, the main three spots seem to have been wrapped up with Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea pulling clear of their homegrown adversaries.
Energy Guardiola’s City look set to win consecutive titles, moving nine and 16 focuses clear of Liverpool and Chelsea separately.
While Champions League holders Chelsea have apparently exited the title race throughout recent months, they are six focuses clear of fourth-set West Ham with a game close by, so getting a main four completion ought not be an issue.
Only five focuses separate the following five clubs, with West Ham, Manchester United, Arsenal, Wolves and Tottenham all fighting it out for the last Champions League spot.
Carragher accepts the main four fight ‘will go the whole way to the end’ and says Arsenal enjoy a reasonable benefit as they have games close by and no European interruptions among now and the finish of the period.
‘I figure it will be extreme for West Ham to get in the main four,’ the previous Liverpool and England safeguard told Sky Sports.
Armory, what a success that was for them away to Wolves. The games close by, no European football.
‘You contemplate how lengthy Manchester United will be in the Champions League, that could have an influence. It seems like it will go to the wire.
‘I figure it will go the whole way to the end. Armory, do they have an adequate number of advances? Prods seem to be in a tough situation.
‘At this moment I’d think you’d remove them from it. Wolves look [like] a great group.
‘With Man United, scoring objectives is the hardest thing. They are truly battling for any kind of coherence. They appear to be inadequate with regards to certainty, conviction and a framework that works for them.’