Ex-Man Utd boss Michael Carrick rates Arsenal’s top-four chances after West Ham victory

Ex-Man Utd boss Michael Carrick rates Arsenal's top-four chances after West Ham victory

Former Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick believes Arsenal have a ‘great chance’ of finishing in the Premier League top-four after their win over West Ham United.

Man United, Tottenham and Arsenal were all challenging for the Champions League spot but things changed quickly in April, with United completely out of the top-four race, leaving both London clubs to battle for the last spot out.

Arsenal recorded three superb wins in a row against Chelsea, Manchester United and most recently against West Ham away from home. Tottenham have won once in their last three games while United lost three games in a row before settling for a 1-1 draw against Chelsea.

And Carrick believes Arsenal are in the right position to finish ahead Spurs, thanks to their terrific run of good performances.

‘They’ve had a terrific run,’  Carrick told Premier League productions via Metro after Arsenal’s 1-0 win at West Ham on Sunday.

‘People ask the question, would you rather have the points in the bag or would you rather be chasing and without so much pressure?

Michael Carrick believes Arsenal are the strong favourites to finish in the top-four
Michael Carrick believes Arsenal are the strong favourites to finish in the top-four

‘I would much rather be in a position where it’s in your own hands, 100 per cent. And that’s where Arsenal have found themselves so credit to them that have put themselves in this position.

West Ham was not an easy game for them but they got the win. It gives them a great chance now.’

After Manchester United sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in November, Michael Carrick became the caretaker and did excellently well in a short spell.

The former England international came up against the likes of Villarreal, Chelsea, and Arsenal but dropped only two points at Stamford Bridge and won the other two games.