Arsenal legend comments on club’s top-four chances

Arsenal failed to make it into the top four of the Premier League last season for the first time in 21 years.

Arsene Wenger’s men had to settle for a Europa League place rather than a spot in the Champions League elite.

At the moment, the North London outfit are on the back foot as far as the race for top four is concerned as they are five points adrift of Liverpool.

This week has been an eventful one for the Gunners as they have lost a player and gained one in the same day.

Alexis Sanchez ended his three-and-a-half-year spell at the Emirates by signing for Manchester United.

As part of the deal, Henrikh Mkhitaryan joined Arsenal, but was unable to make his debut in Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup semi-final against Chelsea due to being cup-tied.

Ian Wright believes that his former club are capable of clinching a Champions League spot this season but only if they sign a centre-back and Borussia Dortmund attacker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

According to the Daily Star, the Gunners are in talks with the Bundesliga outfit regarding a deal for the Gabon international.

While speaking about Arsenal’s top-four chances on Sky Sports’ The Debate, Wright said:

“I think they could but they’d all have to come in and literally hit the ground running. Of course they can, especially if Arsenal play the way they did. I know Palace rolled over a bit the other day but the fact is they’ve got the quality to be able to do it. Those players have to come in and hit the ground running.”