- Troy Deeney has given Man United and Arsenal no chance of finishing among the top four teams in the Premier
- Deeney contends the two sides' run of inconsistent results will have a huge toll on their pursuit to qualify for the Champions League next season
- Both clubs sit on the bottom half of the standings ahead of a two-week international break
Watford star Troy Deeney has written off chances of Man United and Arsenal finishing among the top four this season.
Both teams have registered results marred with inconsistencies this term, leaving them languishing in the bottom half of the table.
Unlike United, Arsenal had a relatively bright start to the season but begun faltering midway.
The side picked a historic win at Old Trafford at the end of October but failed to build on the momentum when they came up against Aston Villa on Sunday night, November 8, at the Emirates.
Villa went on to stun the north London side, with Ollie Watkins scoring a sensational brace to condemn Mikel Arteta's men to a 3-0 comprehensive defeat after Bukayo Saka's own goal.
The result left Arsenal occupying 11th place from eight matches with 12 points, four off a top four place.
United, on the other hand, picked an important 3-1 win away at Everton to climb to 14th on the charts with 10 points.
Deeney now contends it will be difficult for the two Premier League top guns to earn a slot in the Champions League at the end of the campaign.
However, the Watford striker admitted the league is sure to produce some stunning results going forward even as he tipped Spurs, Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool to complete the top four places.
“I think it would be very naïve to say this early in the season that top four was done. This season is crazy. You are going to see some unbelievable results you never thought you’d see," he told talkSPORT.
“I think the top four, personally, will have Spurs, Liverpool, Chelsea and [Man] City. Not in that order," he added.
Man United are scheduled to host struggling West Bromwich after the international break as Arsenal battle Leeds United at Ellan Road.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Premier League match week eight saw Liverpool miss out on a chance to regain their top spot following their cagey 1-1 draw against Man City on Sunday, November 8, at Etihad Stadium.
Mohamed Salah scored the opener for the Reds before Gabriel Jesus equalised for the Citizens. Kevin de Bruyne went on to falter from the spot minutes to deny City what could have been potentially the winner.
The result left the reigning champions sitting third with 17 points on level with Tottenham Hotspur who sit second following their win over West Bromwich.
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