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 night time.
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 previous group can hope for this season.
He informed talkSPORT: “They will not get within the prime 4, they’re too far behind they usually’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 for the time being. For me, sixth place might be the most effective they’ll get.”
Arsenal‘s subsequent three video games all come towards groups beneath them within the desk and Parlour believes Arteta will take big confidence into the New 12 months.
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 subsequent 4 video games – I will take the FA Cup sport out of that – are all winnable.
“West Brom away, Palace at house, Newcastle at house… so I am positive 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 subsequent three video games’.
“And immediately you might be in sixth place, that is how dangerous the league is!”
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