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Jack Wilshere outlines what gives Arsenal "real chance" of Premier League top four finish


Arsenal have been able to revive their season following a poor start and will have ambition of a top four finish even after their loss to Liverpool halted their unbeaten run

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Arsenal can still make the Champions League this season, according to former star Jack Wilshere.

Chelsea sit top of the Premier League with Liverpool and Manchester City just behind.

It already looks as if it’ll be a three-horse for the title with City aiming to win a fourth in five years.

Behind them though the final Champions League spot looks to be up for grabs, especially with Manchester United’s struggles.

The Red Devils were tipped as part of a top four before the season begun, but their horrendous form, which has cost Ole Gunnar Solskjaer his job, has allowed others to mount a charge.

Arsenal are among those with West Ham also impressing this term. Wolves are in and amongst it following a slow start whilst Everton too will feel they have a shot.

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Arsenal’s unbeaten run came to an end at Liverpool
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The Gunners saw their lengthy unbeaten run ended at Anfield on Saturday night, but Wilshere still thinks they can make the top four for the first time since 2016.

He said on Sky Sports: “Without stating the obvious it goes down to the big three and that’s what gives Arsenal a real chance for top four because nobody is making a real run for it at the moment.

“In terms of the title race I hope Chelsea pull too far ahead but Liverpool and City are both top top teams and there won’t be many games where they will drop points.





“It will hurt when the players are on the bus and the manager is hurting but Liverpool will do that to teams.

“We can’t get carried away and the manager talks about the progress and they’re still on that journey and sometimes with young players you don’t get consistency.

“1-0 at Anfield isn’t a bad place to be but they changed something and pressed higher and it made it a lot more difficult for Arsenal.

“They tried to stick to the game plan but Liverpool made that too difficult. For all the Arsenal fans if you said you’d be 5th at this stage especially after the start of the season we’d have taken it.”




Arsenal’s next three sees them take on Newcastle, United and Everton.

Mikel Arteta is still trying to piece together his young Gunners squad following a summer of heavy recruitment and said their level of continuity compared to Liverpool was a factor in their defeat.

He said: “I’ve seen the biggest teams in the world come here and collapse. They were better than us for 96 minutes and that’s the level.

“They’ve been together for six years and you can see that.”


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