Former Arsenal boss Unai Emery spoke to Football London today about where his former side will finish in the Premier League this season.
Emery spent close to 18 months at Arsenal before facing the sack. The Spaniard spent that campaign away from football, but he is now at the helm at Villarreal where he has been doing a brilliant job.
The 49-year-old was asked about his thoughts on the current Arsenal side. He admitted that it will be difficult for us to compete with the likes of Liverpool, but he boldly claimed that we will finish in the top four because ‘there’s stability in the club’ now.
He said: “They’re (Arsenal) playing in the same competitions such as the Europa League, trying to achieve the top four and we’re trying to do the same in Spain.”
“I think now it’s very difficult for Arsenal because of Liverpool, Manchester United and other teams. But, I think Arsenal is going to get back in the top four and recover as there’s stability in the club.”
“It’s the same here in Villarreal where we are consistent and I like the style we play here, the club also try to be in the top six and also to achieve the top four and it’s a good season for us if we achieve that.”
Will Arsenal finish in the top four?
People would’ve thought you were mad if this question was asked on Christmas day. Arsenal were in relegation form and a place in the top-six, let alone the top-four, looked impossible.
Fast forward a few weeks, Arsenal are high on confidence. We have won three games on the bounce in the league and are just 10 points away from second-placed Liverpool.
A spot in the top four will certainly be up for grabs if we continue our current form. However, it will be extremely difficult – especially if we fail to strengthen our midfield this month.