- Jermaine Jenas believes Arsenal will struggle to make top four at the end of the current campaign
- Arsenal claimed their tenth consecutive Premier League home win with a 2-0 victory over Newcastle on Monday
- Jenas insists Arsenal's away form will be a factor that will see them miss out of the top 4
Ex-Tottenham legend Jermaine Jenas insists Arsenal won't make top four at the end of the current campaign.
According to UK Express, the ex-Spurs star Jenas is not bothered about the Gunners moving into third spot after Monday’s 2-0 win over Newcastle, but was quick to add that their away form will be a deciding factor in their last five away games.
At the last count, seven matches are remaining in the Premier League for the 2018-19 season, but Arsenal will only play twice at home.
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“Tonight, they were celebrating that it was ten consecutive wins at home,” Jenas was quoted as saying after Arsenal’s win over Newcastle.
“Away from home, it hasn’t been the same. Five wins away all season.
“They’ve got seven games left and five of those are away from home.
“It’s as tough as it gets away from home, in terms of the places you’re going to and what they are fighting for.
“Burnley are going to be fighting all the way, Palace are still going to need wins. Watford would have gone past their FA Cup semi-final and will be right at it.
“It’s going to be tough for everyone but that’s why I think it will be Spurs and Man Utd in the top four.," noted Jenas, who was quick to add.
“I think United, Tottenham [to finish in the top four] and Chelsea Europa League.”
Presently, Arsenal lead the duo of Tottenham and Manchester United with two points, but Chelsea are three points adrift of the Emirates dwellers.
But Arsenal boss Emery is aware knows his team’s away form will be vital in the coming fixtures.
“We are improving and now we are third,” he said.
“But we know it is going to be difficult for us because our opposition is big opposition and it is going to be very tough for us.
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“We need to convince people that we can be consistent away.
“Our challenge is away because we are going to play five matches away in the last seven matches,” Emery submitted.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Arsenal kept their hopes of qualifying for next season's Champions League alive after beating visiting Newcastle United 2-0 at the Emirates on Monday night, April 1.
Nigerian football star Alex Iwobi was superb for the Gunners and almost scored the first goal in the 11th minute after being set up by Mesut Ozil, but he failed to beat goalkeeper Martin.
Aaron Ramsey netted Arsenal's first goal in the 30th minute, and his effort gave the Gunners' fans some relief.
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