West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady has suggested in her football diary in The Sun that Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Leicester City and Manchester City will finish in the top four of the Premier League this season.
“London’s baton-holders in the title race, Arsenal and Spurs, were handed gifts from the gods — sorry, referees — on which they capitalised for wins that cut Leicester’s lead to two points over both and left Manchester City trundling in their wake,” Brady wrote in her football diary in The Sun (Sunday, February 14 entry).
“Maybe it is a little premature but it seems the Champions’ League places are going to those four. It would be the subject of nightmares for Pep Guardiola if City failed to make it.”
Leicester, Tottenham, Arsenal and City are first, second, third and fourth respectively in the Premier League table at the moment.
It does look that the aforementioned teams will end up in the Champions League places, but could there be a late twist?
Manchester United are only six points behind City at the moment and are not out of the running for a top-four finish.
A couple of bad results for the Citizens combined with wins for the Red Devils will enhance Louis van Gaal’s side’s chances of getting back in the top four.
What about Southampton and West Ham United? Would it be crazy to think that the Saints and the Hammers could find themselves in the mix in the coming weeks?