Sky Sports pundit Matt Le Tissier believes both Arsenal and Manchester United will miss out on a top four spot this season.
After a disappointing start to the campaign, Arsenal secured their ninth straight win with a 5-1 thrashing of Fulham on Sunday. The result has lifted them into the top four, just two points off Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool who are separated by goal difference.
North London rivals Tottenham are hot on Arsenal’s heels, while Manchester United are lagging behind in eighth.
Jose Mourinho’s side have had a tough start to the season and like Arsenal, Le Tis doesn’t see them securing a top four place.
‘I think I will go with Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs for the top four,’ Le Tissier told Sky Sports.
‘As long as Christian Eriksen doesn’t spend to long out of the team for Tottenham… because I think they miss him quite a bit.
‘Manchester United have got some ground to make up if they are going to be in contention.’
The Southampton legend added: ‘I still think Manchester City will win the title.
‘They have so much quality and strength in depth and over the course of the season that will give them the edge.
‘Even without someone who was considered to be their best player last season in Kevin De Bruyne, they’re still sitting top of the table after eight games.
‘Many people thought they were going to miss him a lot and obviously that quality of player is going to be a bit of a miss.
‘But their strength in depth is just incredible and what they’ve got in terms of quality forward players and being able to hurt teams in different areas of the pitch.
‘They should be a couple of points clear but Riyad Mahrez’s penalty against Liverpool was an absolute shocker.
‘I don’t think they will win it by 19 points again like last season but I’d expect Man City to win it by a handful of points.’
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