Arsenal is on top of the Premier League after six games. The Gunners, so their 5 game’s unbeaten run comes to a premature end after a 2-1 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Manchester United had finally found their feet under Erik Ten Hag after losing their first two games.
Champions Manchester City is second, one point shy of first place Arsenal. Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur are the two clubs currently unbeaten in the Premier League. Managerless Brighton is fourth on the League table.
Liverpool has won only two games this season and is currently seventh with 9 points.
However, Shaun Wright-Phillips believes Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal will make the top four and he expects Chelsea, Tottenham, and Manchester United to compete for the remaining spot.
What did Shaun Wright-Phillips say?
In an interview with Metro Sports, the former Chelsea winger said: “I was impressed by Arsenal last year and this season they’re just topping it off with consistent performances.
“Last season when they were down in the bottom half, they had a lot of criticism come their way, but they stuck to their guns and Arteta kept playing the football he knows and how he wants them to play.
“In the end, Arsenal fans were gutted because they didn’t make the Champions League, but what they achieved last year to get into that position was fantastic.
“Now they’ve built on that with the signings they’ve made with the likes of [Gabriel] Jesus and [Oleksandr] Zinchenko coming in as well as [Fabio] Viera, who’s coming back to fitness, they’re massive additions.
“It’s given them depth in areas that they haven’t had before, especially across the front line. They’ll have a lot of games coming up which are back-to-back, the World Cup obviously and then straight back into it, so they have that depth to deal with any injuries.
“That’s going to be very important to them when it comes to the end of the season and if they can keep that consistency up, that will be a spot in the top four gone.
“Then it comes down to Chelsea, Manchester United, and Tottenham Hotspur fighting for that last spot.
“I don’t see Liverpool dropping out of there in all honesty. Once they get up and running, have all their players fit then they’ll get back to the way we’re used to seeing.
“I still think they’ll be hard to stop and of course, Manchester City are playing the way they’re playing and with that added striker, I can’t see any other spaces becoming available.”
Asked if his former club was right to sack Thomas Tuchel, he said: “No, and it’s a hard not in my opinion.
“Once you set out and give someone £250m to spend, then you’ve shown the fans, the club, and the world that you’re backing this manager.
“So, it caught me by surprise because in 15 months, he’s brought back three of the most difficult trophies to win. To sack somebody on the back of what he’s done in such a short space of time is strange.
“I can feel what the Chelsea fans must be feeling, maybe not as deep as them, but I can certainly understand some confusion and disappointment at that decision.
“It was a shock, and I completely don’t understand the reasons for it, but then it does make you think was there something else going on to make all of this happen?”