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3 Reasons why Arsenal will not finish in Top 4 in the Premier League 2018-19

ANALYST
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2.70K   //    14 Jan 2019, 09:25 IST

Arsenal striker Aubameyang in action in the Premier League
Arsenal striker Aubameyang in action in the Premier League

Arsenal have been in this situation before in the Premier League. They have experienced this adversity and they are again in a similar situation in the Premier League 2018-19 season. After the defeat they have suffered from the hands of West Ham United with a score of 1-0, they face an even more difficult task.

They are currently playing in the Europa League and find themselves at the 5th spot fighting with other top clubs in the battle to play in the Champions League next season.

The way they are playing at the moment, they don't look like they can really trouble Chelsea who is sitting at the 4th spot and they don't even look like holding to their 5th spot for too long as Manchester United have started to play free-flowing and attacking football now.

Arsenal haven't got any attacking flair in their football. If they keep playing boring football under Unai Emery and doesn't create many chances for their strikers to put the ball in the back of the net, they might play in the Europa League again next season.

We will look into three reasons why we think Arsenal can't reach the top four and might even struggle to hang onto the 5th spot.


#1 Poor Defending

Arsenal has defended poorly throughout the whole season.
Arsenal has defended poorly throughout the whole season.

Arsenal defense has been shaky throughout the season so far. They have not been able to keep many clean sheets and that's the main reason for their standings in the Premier League points table.

Even against West Ham United in their previous fixture, they were caught badly when the ball came to the feet of West Ham Midfielder 'Declan Rice' who got a clear sight to put the ball in the top corner of the post which he easily did.

The defenders have been caught way too many times and have been kept busy by the opponents which have led to bad mistakes. If they don't clear their mess quickly which at the moment doesn't look like they really can, they will struggle to book their spot in the top four.

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