West Brom’s Darren Fletcher believes Arsenal will finish in the top four despite their poor run of results as of late.
Tony Pulis’ side heaped more pressure on Arsene Wenger after defeating the Gunners 3-1 at the Hawthorns last Saturday.
Arsenal dropped down to sixth place after seeing Manchester United claim all three points against Middlesbrough yesterday afternoon and are now six points from Liverpool who occupy fourth place with two games in hand.
Many pundits have questioned Arsenal’s lack of leaders following the defeat to West Brom, but while Fletcher can only identify Petr Cech as one, he believes Wenger’s side will go on a good run and claim a top four place this season.
Speaking to the Alan Brazil Breakfast show, the former Manchester United midfielder said:
“The old school leaders are falling out of the game, there’s no doubt about that.
“Petr Cech was a blow for them because he was trying to organise at set-pieces and Laurent Koscielny is not your typical leader, but he was trying to rally the troops.
“I think they’re stuck in a rut just now, that result in Europe was disappointing and sometimes you get stuck in this little rut and you’ve got to group together as characters to get out of it.
“I’m sure they’ll give it one last push to get in that top four as they always seem to do, they always seem to make it.”
Arsenal’s next Premier League game is at the Emirates against Manchester City on April 2nd after the international break concludes.
Although every game has become a must win one from now until the end of the season for the Gunners, the match against City is a massive one. Pep Guardiola’s side are already seven points ahead and should they beat Arsenal then a 10-point deficit may be too much to overturn.