Jamie Carragher doubts Arsenal’s prime 4 credentials (Image: Getty)
Jamie Carragher believes Arsenal will miss out on a prime 4 spot as a result of the Gunners wrestle to ‘win ugly’.
Mikel Arteta’s facet noticed their 100% begin to the Premier League marketing campaign come to an finish on Sunday after they have been crushed 3-1 by Manchester United at Outdated Trafford.
The Gunners’ early season performances have been excellent, with the additions of Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko offering Arsenal with extra high quality than they’d final season.
Arsenal have been once more spectacular on the Theatre of Goals on Sunday however they have been undone by United’s counter-attack, with Erik ten Hag’s facet exploiting the area left in behind the Gunners’ backline.
Whereas Arsenal are clearly forward of United below Arteta, the Pink Devils have proven their resilience in latest weeks with gritty wins towards Leicester and Southampton.
United gained each matches 1-0 and Carragher believes Spurs have the identical means to grind out outcomes after they’re beneath their finest.
And the previous Liverpool ace believes Arsenal’s lack of ability to do the identical might see them miss out on the highest 4.
Arteta’s facet have made a formidable begin to the season (Image: Getty)
‘I’ve been impressed with them [Arsenal], I simply don’t know in the event that they’ve acquired the squad,’ Carragher informed the Overlap.
‘Once I watch Tottenham, Manchester United, they’re nearly getting outcomes the identical kind of means, huge, highly effective, robust to beat.
‘Once I watch Arsenal, it’s quick, energetic, I’m excited watching it, however might what occurred [against Manchester United] occur too usually?
‘However the extra spectacular staff, once we discuss how the sport is performed proper now, the technical sport and what Liverpool and Man Metropolis have performed during the last 4 or 5 years, I feel Arsenal are nearer to that than say Tottenham or Man United are.’
Arsenal are nonetheless prime of the league after Manchester Metropolis dropped factors towards Aston Villa on Saturday.
The Gunners face Everton on the Emirates this weekend, with the Toffees buoyed by their draw with rivals Liverpool on Saturday.
However Arteta’s facet face FC Zurich within the Europa League on Thursday first, because the facet’s European marketing campaign begins.
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