'Manchester United can take advantage of Arsenal slump to seal top four spot – Wes Brown 

source: talksport

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 Mourinho’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.

It’s been 21 years since Arsenal last finished outside the Premier League’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: “The players at Arsenal will obviously be very disappointed, and I think United can push on from there.

“They’ve got the momentum at the moment, and sometimes that’s what it’s all about.

“A couple of months ago you probably wouldn’t have said this would happen.

“The game against Bayern was terrible. There was no leadership from Arsenal. Playing away from home in the Champions League, you’ve got to have someone who puts the foot down, controls the game and get everyone going, and they just didn’t seem to have that. It was a massive defeat for them.

“Whereas Manchester United have got a lot better as the season has gone on They’re a very hard team to beat now.

“Mourinho has done a great job this season, he’s got them back in contention for the Champions League and they’ve got to take that step forward now as the other teams seem to be slacking a bit.”

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