Carragher changes mind on Arsenal’s top four chances after Liverpool defeat

Jamie Carragher reckons Arsenal can clinch a top four spot this season – despite Monday night's defeat by champions Liverpool.

Mikel Arteta's Gunners suffered their first defeat of the season against the Reds at Anfield, after hammering Fulham and getting the better of West Ham.

Carragher has been impressed with what Arteta has already achieved at Arsenal, and now believes he has the Gunners on track to finish in the top four this season.

" Arsenal stayed in the game which was important and they had a big chance and it can be completely different but Liverpool are a few years down the line," said Carragher on Sky Sports.

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"I think it's almost an identical job to what [Jurgen] Klopp came into. Klopp came into a Liverpool squad where they weren't even qualifying for the Champions League. That's what Arsenal haven't done for the last few years.

"The first thing for Arsenal is to get back into the Champions League. I think there's a good chance they can. I didn't believe that before the start of the season.

"I like a lot of what Mikel Arteta is doing. I don't think it's possible for him to get any more out of the group of players he's got.

"I don't think that's a top-four group but the way he's organising them, I think they could get into the top four because of his management.

"Do I think Arsenal could win a title in four or five years? It's still very difficult and probably shows what a good job Jurgen Klopp has done. But Arsenal have got a really good manager."

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