Ray Parlour makes damning Arsenal top four prediction after Brighton win

Arsenal 's 1-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion on Tuesday saw the Gunners win back-to-back Premier League games for the first time since September.

The victory moved Arsenal up to 13th in the table and means they are both nine points off the relegation zone and nine points off the top four.

With games against West Bromwich Albion, Crystal Palace and Newcastle United to follow, Gunners legend Ray Parlour believes his former club can go on a good run and climb up the table.

Parlour believes manager Mikel Arteta has a "good headache" with the amount of attacking options at his disposal but he believes that "sixth place is probably the best they can get."

Speaking on talkSPORT, Parlour said: "It's a good headache to have and the next four games – I'm going to take the FA Cup game out of that – are all winnable," Parlour told talkSPORT.

"West Brom away, Palace at home, Newcastle at home… so I'm sure Arteta will look at it and say, 'we've hit the ground running now and hopefully we can carry this on for the next three games'.

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"And suddenly you can be in sixth place, this is how bad the league is!

"They won't get in the top four, they're too far behind and they've given themselves too much of a hill to climb," he added.

"I know the other teams above them are slipping up as well but I just can't see it. There's four better teams than Arsenal at the moment. For me, sixth place is probably the best they can get."

He continued: "At the start of the season, after winning the FA Cup, they made some good signings. Thomas Partey's not really been in the team at the moment. He's going to make a big difference in that midfield area, a bit more mobility.

"Look at the teams. You could argue Liverpool, Manchester City, Spurs are going okay, Chelsea will come good again when they've got their players back, Leicester, Manchester United so it's going to be difficult."

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