Every soccer (or football in other parts of the globe) keeps an eye on who will win the Premier League table. As of right now, it's a two-team race between Liverpool and Manchester City. But the fourth and final spot in the table for UEFA qualifying is a three-way race between Chelsea, Arsenal, and Manchester United. Unless Chelsea turns it around and gets past the woeful week that was, it'll be between Manchester United and Arsenal. Which team will come through in the end?
Both teams have an easy slate of fixtures coming up. Arsenal is currently locked up in a battle with Tottenham Hotspur and will have their match with Manchester United on Sunday, March 10. After that, it's nothing but cupcakes for Arsenal. As for the Old Trafford squad, they have a slightly harder schedule. Aside from the Arsenal match, they have two matches at the end of April that will determine their fate in European competition. On April 24, it's a match against Manchester City and Manchester United has a match four days later against Chelsea, who's also competing for a spot.
I personally like Manchester United to get the final spot. That's because Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has this squad in the right direction. Solskjaer credits his players with the turnaround, citing their excellent play during his undefeated streak in Premier League play as the source. However, Solskjaer's ability to work with players has made Manchester United into a revived juggernaut.
This isn't a slight against Arsenal, however. The Gunners do have a slightly better slate of fixtures coming up. Players like Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey look to lead the Gunners to playing in European competition. However, the Reds are rolling right now and there appears to be no sign of stopping.
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