Craig Burley and Don Hutchison have backed Arsenal to get Champions League football next season with Tottenham if they secure the signings of Gabriel Jesus and Rafinha this summer, as they told ESPN.
While former Chelsea player Burley thinks it will be a ‘best fourth-place finish’ for the Gunners, Hutchison told US TV that he thinks Arsenal could get third as he does not know where Thomas Tuchel’s side is. And he thinks Manchester Untied will struggle.
It seems as though Arsenal have Jesus through their doors, he was seen hugging the club’s technical director Edu Gaspar on Tuesday ahead of his transfer from Manchester City.
But, with less to be said about Leeds United winger Rafinha, Chelsea are close to agreeing a £55million deal for the player, although they have yet to decide where he will go.
Anyhow, having missed out on Champions League football last stint, Emirates are talking during this transfer window to better what happened at the end of the 2021/22 campaign.
“Best place fourth,” said Burley, where Arsenal will end up with Jesus and Rafinha. “It depends what Manchester United does in the transfer window. But I’m going to say fourth.”
Hutchison said: “I’ll go up one more. I’ll say third. I don’t know where Chelsea are going. A lot of defenders are going out the door. There are a lot of players where you think ‘they just move on’ Is required’.
“What’s the status of the club? Is Thomas Tuchel bringing in players? I’m not sure where they’re going. I couldn’t see Manchester United finish in the top four. This could be a scenario where Arsenal and Spurs Be in the top four.”
Nothing for Champions League Football or Arteta
The soon-to-be-released Arsenal All or Nothing documentary is going to be interesting to watch as the Gunners end a theatrical campaign one last time.
But the 2021/22 Premier League season was nothing for Arsenal as they failed to secure Champions League football.
While Arteta isn’t so noisy to the fans out there, they won’t be so kind to her if the same scenario is repeated for the 22/23 season.
Be it Champions League football or nothing at all for the former Manchester City coach who was heavily backed last summer and the same thing is happening again.
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