Arsenal backed to resume top four finish by QPR boss

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has backed Arsenal to continue their consistency in qualifying for the Champions League by finishing in the top four, Express reports.

Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has come under some criticism recently after an underwhelming season, in which they sit sixth on the Premier League table.

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But despite their indifferent form, Redknapp is bemused on how Arsenal fans can be so critical ahead of QPR’s trip to the Emirates on Boxing Day.

“I can’t believe why Arsene Wenger would get any stick,” he said. “Arsenal are a good side. I still think they will finish in the top four.

“They do it every year and I don’t see why they won’t do it again this year.

“They have excellent players and they have had some injuries to key players.

“They are a very good side who play some good football. They have pace, movement and passing. They are a good team to watch.”

QPR themselves haven’t had the best of campaigns, struggling to win away from home and Redknapp is looking to change this by bringing in a couple of players in January.

“You never know,” he continued. “It’s a difficult one because of the whole package. We are looking for good loans if we can. We’re not looking to spend money.

“That’s where we are at. We spent money to bring in players in the summer and now we have a good squad.

“But we can’t be buying players or spending big money in the transfer window.”