Jamie Carragher has completely canceled Arsenal’s desire to finish in the Premier League’s Top 4 after a goalless draw with Manchester United on Saturday.
The London side did so despite the lack of three major players: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyan, Kieran Tierney and Bukayo Saka.
Alexandre Lacazette was the closest to hitting the crossbar with a free kick in the second half to break the gunner’s deadlock.
With this point, Arsenal moved up to 8th place, just 6 points away from the Champions League qualifying position. However, Carragher feels that Europa League football should be the pinnacle of the campaign’s ambitions.
Asked what Mikel Arteta’s goal is, Carragher said: They are still in the Europa League, so it’s the way to the Champions League and there’s no way to get into the top four.
“But if the Europa League drops to 7th place, can they sneak into the Europa League? I don’t think they’re the title hope for Arsenal, who they were at the beginning of the season.
“But I think they wanted to challenge the top four after winning many big games and winning the FA Cup. I think that was the expectation of the challenge.
“There’s still a long way to go. They’ll look to next season as well. If they’re in the Europa League next season, they’ll be fine given where they were.”
– Soccer Sports
Arsenal can’t finish in the top four after Manchester United draw – Carragher
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