What Arsenal’s defeat to Liverpool means for Man United’s Champions League hopes

Manchester United have been provided a glimmer of Champions League hope with Arsenal’s loss to Liverpool on Wednesday – though very a lot stay outsiders for a top-four end. The Gunners sit a degree above the Reds in fourth with two video games in hand over their rivals.

The scenario is trying bleak for Ralf Rangnick, who was introduced in to safe a top-four end. United face a troublesome run-in with Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea nonetheless to play.

The previous two are away from residence whereas United should additionally journey to Everton, Brighton and Crystal Palace. A poor end result at residence to Leicester of their subsequent outing on April 2 might effectively price them that coveted fourth spot.

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Extra strain can be heaped on Previous Trafford ought to Arsenal beat Aston Villa at Villa Park on Saturday as they play certainly one of their two video games in credit score. The membership had been driving a wave of a five-game successful run earlier than the Liverpool loss. Mikel Arteta’s males have been enjoying some scintillating soccer and are at present favourites to bag that ultimate Champions League spot.

The Gunners want 79 factors to safe their goal however can be all too conscious of the tough run-in forward. After Villa, they journey to Crystal Palace who, ought to they defeat Everton on Saturday to make it to the FA Cup semi-final, will come again from the worldwide break in excessive spirits after holding Manchester Metropolis to a goalless draw on Monday.

Later subsequent month, they face consecutive fixtures towards Chelsea, United and West Ham – a interval that will outline the top-four race, with the conflict with United a possible ‘six-pointer’, relying how outcomes go. And the North London derby with top-four challengers Tottenham – their ultimate sport in hand – continues to be to be rearranged after the fixture was controversially known as off on account of a combination of in-camp Covid circumstances and accidents.

The utmost doable variety of factors United can end on now could be 77, which is decrease than Spurs’ 78 however larger than West Ham’s 75. Antonio Conte’s males have an arguably simpler run-in on paper with solely West Ham this Sunday and Liverpool on Might 7 their hardest assessments.

This except for the North London derby, which might be one other six-pointer. Fixtures towards Brentford, Burnley and Norwich additionally await. They’ve a sport in hand over United and will they win, they might overtake them.

Rangnick will want a near-perfect document for the remainder of the season to qualify for the 2022/23 Champions League with a win over Arsenal on April 23 required, ought to the Gunners not slip-up elsewhere. Whether or not he can instil the motivation wanted for this gigantic push with gamers understanding he’s prone to vacate the supervisor’s place this summer season, is one other query.

Manchester United’s remaining Premier League fixtures

April 2 – Leicester (h)

April 9 – Everton (a)

April 16 – Norwich (h)

April 19 – Liverpool (a)

April 23 – Arsenal (a)

Might 2 – Brentford (h)

Might 7 – Brighton (a)

Might 15 – Chelsea (h)

Might 22 – Crystal Palace (a)

Arsenal’s remaining Premier League fixtures

March 19 – Aston Villa (a)

April 4 – Crystal Palace (a)

April 9 – Brighton (h)

April 16 – Southampton (a)

April 20 – Chelsea (a)

April 23 – Man United (h)

Might 1 – West Ham (a)

Might 7 – Leeds United (h)

Might 15 – Newcastle United (a)

Might 22 – Everton (h)

TBD – Tottenham (a)

Tottenham’s remaining Premier League fixtures

March 20 – West Ham (h)

April 3 – Newcastle (h)

April 9 – Aston Villa (a)

April 16 – Brighton (h)

April 23 – Brentford (a)

April 30 – Leicester (h)

Might 7 – Liverpool (a)

Might 15 – Burnley (h)

Might 22 – Norwich (a)

TBD – Arsenal (h)

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