Manchester United are now a shorter price than Arsenal to finish in the top four with Chelsea and Tottenham now looking over their shoulders at the in-form Red Devils.
Arsenal, Chelsea and even Tottenham now need to look over their shoulders as Manchester United’s super six wins on the spin under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has seen them cut to 2/1 for a top four finish this season.
United drew level on points with Arsenal with an identical record, behind them only on goal difference, after beating Spurs on Sunday but Sky Bet now have them at shorter odds than the Gunners to finish in the top four.
Unai Emery’s side have struggled of late and defeat at West Ham on Saturday allowed the Red Devils to match them on 41 points, and both now sit six points behind Chelsea in the fourth and final Champions League spot.
Spurs are just a further point ahead and have suddenly gone from title chasers to looking over their shoulders, especially if Harry Kane’s injury proves to be serious.
Premier League top four finish
We suddenly have a reasonably open race for the two remaining Champions League spots, and you’re a brave man to bet against Solskjaer performing the miracle Mourinho said was out of reach and finish in the top four.
Chelsea and Spurs are still big favourites with six and seven point cushions respectively, but they’re also just an Eden Hazard or Harry Kane injury away from really struggling to fend off a flying Man Utd.
The Red Devils still have Liverpool, Man City, Chelsea and Arsenal to play in the league and those games, especially against Chelsea and Arsenal, could have a big say on the outcome of this race.
Arsenal must now be considered the outsiders of the four teams going for these two spots, as their defensive frailties and inconsistency could well hamper a concerted effort to finish in the Champions League spots.
Chelsea have Arsenal, Man City and Tottenham in their next six games, and also their League Cup semi-final against Spurs – who also have another north London derby and a Champions League tie to keep them occupied.