Who among Arsenal, Man United and Liverpool will make it to top four?

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With only 10 more rounds left in English Premier League, the race for top 4 have intensified. Here’s our analysis of the teams which can make it to the top 4. Chelsea and Man City seems to have cemented their claim, we focus on the remaining two teams.

Arsenal

Here is why they’ll make it

arsene wengerHe’s been there and done that for the past decade and half. On countless occasions before, Wenger has found himself in this very spot and he always gets the job done. The Gunners are on a run of three successive victories, and their form would suggest that they’re on course to make the top-4 yet again. With the likes of Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil fully fit, Olivier Giroud in form, Francis Coquelin adding more bite to the midfield and Alexis Sanchez continuing his imperious form; the Gunners look like they will take some stopping.

Here is why they won’t

It only took a side struggling in the mid-table of the French league – AS Monaco to show that you can never be too certain about an Arsene Wenger side. Another crisis – injury or other – is always lurking round the corner for the Gunners as history of previous seasons will have it. New signing, Gabriel was introduced into the defence in the win over Everton and looked relatively assured alongside the Gunners’ defensive lynchpin Laurent Koscielny, but far too many times have Arsenal looked vulnerable and wobbly to counter-attacking sides this season.

Manchester United

Here is why they’ll make it

It’s all about just getting them points on the board and United have, for all their critics’ moaning, consistently done that this season. Barring leaders Chelsea, no other English side has taken more points at home and while David De Gea continues to mature and prove that he is one of the finest goalkeepers around. With all the talent, big-names and match-winners in their ranks, things are very much in their hands.

Here is why they won’t

Man united manager Van GaalWhile Louis van Gaal continues picking up points, how long can he cope with the alarming fact that so many of his key players are struggling for form? At what point does 60 million signing – Angel Di Maria get back to his Real Madrid form, will Robin van Persie ever start looking like his old-self, or will Radamel Falcao finally get his Old Trafford career off the ground? Continuing to chop and change systems, not finding one that suits, Wayne Rooney is more likely to be playing in front of his defence as in his rightful position up front than LVG sticking to one persistent system. To make things worse, they have only won three away matches and have a tough run-in.

Liverpool

Here is why they’ll make it

They are the Premier League’s ‘in form’ side. The Reds are riding on the very crest of a wave that we are all too familiar with as we watched where that almost took them last season. There is a renewed conviction around Anfield these days one that leaves their early-season travails as nothing but a thing of the past and the form book certainly makes that point. Their Brazilian playmaker – Philippe Coutinho has been frighteningly good of late, the defence looks more assured than it has been all season and Daniel Sturridge will surely fire soon. Add to all of that the fact that they’ve got Gary Neville worried.

Here is why they won’t

mario balotelli world cupSturridge is fit and will surely fire soon, won’t he? Well, if his recent showings are anthing to go by it may take a while till the 24 year old finds his silken touch. And the fact that young Raheem Sterling still isn’t a reliable goalscorer despite all the energetic performances as the false-9 off late. If Sturridge doesn’t start hitting the back of the net soon enough, then the enigmatic Mario Balotelli is yet to prove it to the fans and the critics that he can be relied upon, while Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert have shown all but that they aren’t quite good enough to lead the line. And the biggest dilemma of them all, what do you do with a conundrum like Steven Gerrard? Out through injury during this excellent recent run, does he come straight back in? If so, how will that affect the side?

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