Michael Owen explains why Arsenal will secure Premier League top-four finish under Unai Emery

first_img Comment Advertisement Michael Owen has been impressed with the Gunners (Picture: Getty)Emery left Mesut Ozil out of his Arsenal squad for the Europa League clash against Standard Liege, explaining that the German did not ‘deserve’ a place even on the bench‘When I decided he shouldn’t be in the squad it’s because I think other players deserved it more,’ the Gunners boss said.‘He needs to continue working. Our target is to win on Sunday against Bournemouth and we want to carry on our same way in each match.’MORE: Jurgen Klopp reveals why Liverpool failed to sign Leicester City star Ben Chilwell Unai Emery has been backed to lead Arsenal to a top-four finish (Picture: Getty)Michael Owen has backed Arsenal to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League this season.The Gunners are currently fourth in the top-flight, having lost just one of their opening seven league games.Unai Emery’s side have also impressed in the Europa League, thumping Eintracht Frankfurt and Standard Liege to take control of Group F.Owen has been used to writing Arsenal off in the race to finish in the top four but says he now believes they have what it takes to return to the Champions League.ADVERTISEMENT Emery reflects on 4-0 win over Standard LiegeTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:03FullscreenEmery reflects on 4-0 win over Standard Liegehttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-reflects-4-0-win-standard-liege-2019524/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘I think Arsenal are the most consistent team that you can wish for in a way because they always beat the teams that you expect them to beat,’ Owen told BT Sport.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Sheffield United away, that’s tricky for them, they’re not a good away team. In the Europa League I think they will win virtually every game, their group is weak and they blow teams away.‘Of course you’ve got the likes of Liverpool [in the cup] coming up and Wolves, which will be tricky for them.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘But every other team, that’s a great run for them now and I expect them to have a good season.‘It’s the first time in a long while I’ve looked at Arsenal and though “do you know what? It is a top-four team now, it’s got a chance of being in the top four”.‘Partly because Manchester United are slipping away, but I’ve always seen Arsenal as sort of fifth and sixth and just a nearly-team for the last decade.‘Actually, I look at them now and think do you know what? [They can finish in] the top four.’ Metro Sport ReporterFriday 4 Oct 2019 6:59 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.7kShares Michael Owen explains why Arsenal will secure Premier League top-four finish under Unai Emery Advertisementlast_img read more