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Phil Neville makes surprise prediction about Manchester United, Arsenal and Co.

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Ex-Manchester United coach Phil Neville believes his former club will finish as Premier League runners up this season, reports the Express.

Neville, who is still involved in the game as a commentator and pundit, believes Chelsea will secure the title with ease, whilst the duo of Manchester City and Liverpool will make up the remaining places in the top four. 

Arsenal out of CL

That would put Arsenal out of the top four despite the fact they've secured Champions League football for the past consecutive 17 seasons. 

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In fact, Arsene Wenger's side are currently sitting in third place in England's elite division - six points in front of fifth placed Liverpool, who they play host to this weekend. 

Nevilled, though, isn't convinced that they're going to produce the goods between now and the end of the campaign, as he told reporters: "For me Chelsea are going to win the league. I think they'll win it with three or four games to spare.

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"I'm going for an outside bet of Manchester United finishing second and then I'm for City and Liverpool."

There's no doubt about it, the majority will agree with Neville's prediction about Chelsea, with Jose Mourinho's side currently cruising at the top of the division. With a game in hand, the Blues already have a six point lead over last year's champions Manchester City. 

The race for the top four, however, is certainly closer despite the fact Manchester United secured a crucial victory over Liverpool at Anfield before the international break. Just eight points separates seventh placed Tottenham and second placed Manchester City, so things could change over the coming weeks. 

It would be a surprise 

One thing's for sure, if Arsenal are to drop out of the top four then it would be a huge surprise. After all, Wenger's side have been in fine form of late and usually always end the season on a high as they go about claiming their place in Europe's elite competition. 

The Gunners possess an experienced squad and will certainly believe they have more than enough about them to maintain their current position. In fact, after Manchester City's recent struggles, you wouldn't put it past them ending in the top two.

There's no doubt about it, this weekend's showdown between Arsenal and Liverpool will prove huge in the race; it gives Arsenal the opportunity to all but seal their place in next year's Champions League.

Who will end in the top four? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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