Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen has said that he is convinced that Arsenal can finish in the top four this season. The possibility of Arsenal qualifying for the Champions League next season has been under major doubt right from the start. However, Arsenal had been putting a run of form recently, which has made them the favourites to finish in the top four.
Teams currently competing for this position include the likes of Chelsea, Tottenham, and Liverpool. Even though Liverpool remain the outsiders, Arsenal need to perform well in the remaining matches in order to finish in the top four.
Even though Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger may have stated in the past that Champions League money is not essential for their survival in the near future, it is definitely important for the attraction of top players in the world. It would also be essential for Arsenal because they need to entice star striker Robin van Persie to stay in North London.
Arsenal have managed three victories in a row against top teams like Tottenham, Liverpool, and AC Milan. It is this form that has convinced the Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen that they can finish in the top four amidst the competition, which is quite strong.
“We had some good results against Tottenham and Liverpool and if we can play the way we did against AC Milan then I am not worried if we will be top four or not. If we play that way then we can beat any team. The thing is you have to be consistent and that is not easy in football. Newcastle are close behind us of course, but we have a few contenders there. Chelsea are still there, Newcastle and Liverpool,” the defender told the official website of Arsenal recently.
The online Premier League betting odds makes Arsenal slim favourites to secure a Champions league spot, with Spurs, Liverpool and Chelsea fighting it out for the last spot.