Former Manchester United defender Wes Brown believes the in-form Red Devils have the momentum to overtake Arsenal in the race for a top four spot.
Jose Mourinhoâ€™s side currently sit sixth in the Premier League table, just two points behind the fourth place Gunners, after recovering their season with a 16-game unbeaten streak.
Arsenal, meanwhile, have faltered in recent weeks, having slumped to back-to-back league defeats to West Ham in Chelsea and suffered a devastating 5-1 loss against Bayern Munich.
The Gunners have the look of a team short of confidence in themselves and their under-pressure manager Arsene Wenger, and are now in danger of slipping out of contention.
Itâ€™s been 21 years since Arsenal last finished outside the Premier Leagueâ€™s top four, but Brown believes the Red Devils can take advantage of their slump to beat them to a Champions League spot.
He said: â€śThe players at Arsenal will obviously be very disappointed, and I think United can push on from there.
â€śTheyâ€™ve got the momentum at the moment, and sometimes thatâ€™s what itâ€™s all about.
â€śA couple of months ago you probably wouldnâ€™t have said this would happen.
â€śThe game against Bayern was terrible. There was no leadership from Arsenal. Playing away from home in the Champions League, youâ€™ve got to have someone who puts the foot down, controls the game and get everyone going, and they just didnâ€™t seem to have that. It was a massive defeat for them.
â€śWhereas Manchester United have got a lot better as the season has gone on Theyâ€™re a very hard team to beat now.
â€śMourinho has done a great job this season, heâ€™s got them back in contention for the Champions League and theyâ€™ve got to take that step forward now as the other teams seem to be slacking a bit.â€ť