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Arsenal legend Martin Keown has claimed his former club has an advantage over Chelsea and Arsenal in the battle for top four.
According to Keown, Arsenal have the advantage because Arsenal boss Unai Emery is a more experienced manager than Chelsea boss Frank Lampard and Manchester United boss Ole Gunner Solskjaer.
Emery has won trophies during spells in Spain and France with Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain respectively, along with the experience he gained during his time at Valencia compared to Lampard, who is in his second season as a manager.
“We saw last season that Emery had taken Arsenal up the ladder a little bit and fourth place looked a real possibility,” Keown told football.london.
“I don’t feel this year that the top four positions are cemented. Fourth place is definitely vulnerable.
“I say that because Chelsea have what we expect to be an outstanding manager but one where nevertheless no-one knows how that journey is going to go. He’s a novice, new to this situation.
“The same is true for Solskjaer really. He lost that consistency with the players after a very good start.
“In the shape of Emery Arsenal have a much more experienced manager. Chelsea have lost one or two players. There’s comings and goings at United, huge pressure for them.”