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Carragher does not rate Arsenal’s chances of making the top four

The Gunners were far from impressive during the first half of the Magpies clash but they managed to turn things around after the break with four goals scored. On top of this, they managed to pick up a second-straight clean sheet in the Premier League but they were somewhat lucky, given the Magpies squandered a couple of clear-cut chances to find the net.

Speaking after the game
, Carragher admitted that the Gunners deserved the win after a terrific second half display in their homeground. However, he added that the north London side are not good enough to make the Champions League places in the league, given they have struggled to string wins together this season.

He told Sky Sports: "I think it was a great result for them, a brilliant second half performance, I thought the first half was really poor. I just don't think Arsenal are actually good enough really. Yes, they've closed the points gap. There were some goals in the game, Pepe scored, Saka at full-back did really well as well. There has been a lot of positivity around Mikel Arteta coming in and how things have changed. It was a big thing for them to get the win, but Arsenal aren't good enough to get into the Champions League."

The Gunners could be guaranteed with Champions League football with a fifth-placed Premier League finish this season, if Manchester City are unable to win their appeal against the two-year European competition ban. At present, they are six points behind fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur, who are just one point adrift of Chelsea in front of them. Chelsea and Spurs are set to face each other this weekend and the Gunners have the chance of closing the gap by beating Everton at home.

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