Ian Wright explains why Manchester United will finish in top-four ahead of Arsenal

Ian Wright explains why Manchester United will finish in top-four ahead of Arsenal

Arsenal hero Ian Wright has explained why he thinks Manchester United have an advantage over The Gunners in the Premier League top-four race.

Man United dropped two valuable points when they were forced to a drab draw against Watford at Old Trafford on Saturday.

United had dropped points in games they created loads of clear-cut chances. As a result, their chances of finishing in the Champions League places are in the balance.

Arsenal have three games in hand and are only one point against Ralf Rangnick’s men and Mikel Arteta’s men are touted as the favourites by many to finish in the top-four.

But Wright believes his former club will find it difficult to make the cut because they struggle to create many goalscoring chances, something he points out that United effortlessly do.

Arsenal are going to have to do a lot to try and stay where they are,” Wright told Premier League Productions.

“I think they’re doing fantastic with the team that they’ve got, inexperienced, young players.

“Three games in hand, yeah, but that’s Tottenham, Chelsea, and Liverpool, so that’s going to be tough.

“When you look at Man United and what they can do, and what they’re not taking advantage of, that’s a game they should win today [against Watford], no problem.

Manchester United dropped points vs Watford but Ian Wright thinks they can still finish in the top-four
Manchester United dropped points vs Watford but Ian Wright thinks they can still finish in the top-four

“It’s more difficult for Arsenal because I think they’re stretching themselves to do what they’re doing at the moment.

Man United, for me, they could do more, they should be doing more, they should’ve hammered Watford today, and that’s what Arsenal haven’t got, we haven’t got that comfort of knowing we can do that.

“Man United and the fans should be very frustrated because that [the draw with Watford] is frustrating to watch.”

Manchester United will play visitors to Manchester City next weekend in the Premier League before welcoming Atletico Madrid at Old Trafford in the Champions League.

After the Manchester derby, United will host Tottenham at The Theatre of Dreams before travelling to Merseyside to take on Liverpool, who thrashed them 5-0 in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford.

It’s a risky run of games for Manchester United, given how they struggled to cope against the bottom teams.