ARSENAL legend Ray Parlour believes the Gunners can goal for sixth place as their ‘finest’ hope after a sudden turnaround in kind.
Mikel Arteta’s facet put to mattress a dreadful run of outcomes with two very important victories over the Christmas interval.
Mikel Arteta’s hopes of a top-four end have been forged unsureCredit score: Information Group Newspapers Ltd
Ray Parlour performed over 400 video games for Arsenal – profitable three league titlesCredit score: Information Group Newspapers Ltd
A 3-1 win over Chelsea was adopted up by a narrow victory at Brighton on Tuesday evening.
The outcomes shot the Gunners up the desk to thirteenth – and solely six factors behind Aston Villa in fifth.
However Parlour, 47, believes a Europa League spot is all his outdated staff can hope for this season.
He instructed talkSPORT: “They will not get within the prime 4, they’re too far behind and so they’ve given themselves an excessive amount of of a hill to climb.
“I do know the opposite groups above them are slipping up as properly however I simply cannot see it.
“There’s 4 higher groups than Arsenal in the meanwhile. For me, sixth place might be one of the best they will get.”
Arsenal‘s subsequent three video games all come in opposition to groups beneath them within the desk and Parlour believes Arteta will take large confidence into the New Yr.
Furthemore, with an enormous quantity of uncertainty and unpredictability within the Premier League this season, the ex-midfielder believes a run up the desk is way from past the facet.
He added: “The following 4 video games – I’ll take the FA Cup sport out of that – are all winnable.
“West Brom away, Palace at dwelling, Newcastle at dwelling… so I am certain Arteta will take a look at it and say, ‘We have hit the bottom working now and hopefully we will carry this on for the following three video games’.
“And abruptly you might be in sixth place, that is how unhealthy the league is!”
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