Arsenal will LOSE to Leicester but may have Chelsea and Man Utd to thank – pundit

Arsenal will LOSE to Leicester but may have Chelsea and Man Utd to thank – pundit

That’s according to ESPN pundit Shaka Hislop, who believes the Blues will draw away at United and leave the Gunners two wins away from pipping them to fourth spot.

Over the past week, Unai Emery’s men suffered two disastrous defeats in the space of three days that have left them in doubt of securing Champions League football for next season.

They were first beaten 3-2 at home by Crystal Palace on Sunday, which was their first loss at the Emirates since the opening day of the season, before slipping up 3-1 away at Wolves on Wednesday night.

Now they are set to face another tricky trip to Leicester tomorrow afternoon, who have picked up four wins out of seven under new boss Brendan Rodgers.

“The big pivot for me was: what happens between Chelsea and Manchester United? And as of right now, I see it as a draw”

Shaka Hislop

Hislop is tipping Arsenal to come unstuck at the King Power, but fortunately for Emery and co he also thinks both Chelsea and United will drop points at Old Trafford later in the day.

“I think Arsenal lose away to Leicester, but then win the other two,” he told ESPN FC.

“And the big pivot for me was: what happens between Chelsea and Manchester United? And as of right now, I see it as a draw – which benefits Arsenal even if they do lose and somehow they get their just on goal difference with both them and Chelsea on the same points.

“It all depends on how much they lose by and all sorts of conundrums.”

Hislop’s comments came after it was claimed:

Arsenal will lose at Leicester, but then be helped out by Chelsea drawing at Man Utd - Hislop

Arsenal will lose at Leicester, but then be helped out by Chelsea drawing at Man Utd – Hislop (Pic: GETTY)

Shaka Hislop thinks Arsenal will suffer defeat away at Leicester tomorrow

Shaka Hislop thinks Arsenal will suffer defeat away at Leicester tomorrow (Pic: GETTY)

But he is also tipping the Gunners to receive a boost when Chelsea draw away at Man Utd

But he is also tipping the Gunners to receive a boost when Chelsea draw away at Man Utd (Pic: GETTY)

It truly is one of the most exciting top-four races in recent memory, with all three sides within as many points of one another – and Tottenham three points clear of Sarri’s men in third.

Journalist Julien Laurens agrees with Hislop, however, insisting Arsenal can take advantage of Chelsea and United sharing the spoils.

“I think it will be a draw between United and Chelsea at the weekend and that Arsenal can take advantage of that,” he said.

“They might lose against Leicester, but they will beat Brighton. Or they might lose at Burnley, but they will win at Leicester and beat Brighton at home.

Julien Laurens also believes the Blues will earn a point at Old Trafford

Julien Laurens also believes the Blues will earn a point at Old Trafford (Pic: ESPN)

“After the Everton game I said that they would get it right against Watford, which they did in fairness and they got the three points – even if events in the game played in their favour.

“I didn’t think they could be that bad against Wolves and they were really bad. And I think that they will get it right this weekend, a bit like after the Everton game in the Watford game. Same again this weekend.

“But that’s me being very optimistic, I know.”

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