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Roy Keane predicts where Arsenal, Man United will finish this season

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Roy Keane doesn’t believe Arsenal and Manchester United are likely to finish in the Premier League’s top four this season.

Scotland international Scott McTominay broke the deadlock for Manchester United against Arsenal in the first half on Monday night with a brilliant goal from outside the penalty area.

However, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang levelled for the visitors in the second half to secure a valuable point for the visitors.

Unai Emery’s side consolidated their current fourth-placed position thanks to their 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.

Arsenal are level on points with West Ham United and a mere point ahead of their bitter north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

Manchester United, on the other hand, are in tenth position in the table and 12 points behind leaders Liverpool FC after seven games.

Leicester City have impressed so far this season with four victories, including a 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur.

Former Red Devils midfielder Keane believes neither Arsenal nor Manchester United are certain to finish in the Premier League’s top four this term.

“On [Monday night’s] performance, none of them,” Keane told Sky Sports.

“We spoke about United and how they have to invest in January, they probably will do, whether top players are available in January.

“On [Monday night’s] performance, and from what I’ve seen recently of United, and Arsenal, if you’re these over teams out there, West Ham, Leicester, Chelsea, if there’s ever a chance for them to get in the top four it’ll be this season.”

Asked if Arsenal and Man United could struggle to finish in the top six, Keane replied:

“Top six will be OK, but I don’t think that will satisfy these clubs with the money they’ve spent. It’s got to be top four.”

Arsenal haven’t finished in the Premier League’s top four in the last two seasons, while Manchester United ended up in sixth spot last term.

The Gunners signed six new players to overhaul their squad in the summer, while Manchester United made three new additions.

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