Arsenal legend Lee Dixon says Gunners should look beyond overhauling Manchester United for fourth


Now target Chelsea! Arsenal legend Lee Dixon says Mikel Arteta’s side should look beyond overhauling Manchester United for fourth spot and look to catch third-place Blues after late Wolves win

  • Arsenal legend Lee Dixon believes they should now be targeting third place
  • The Gunners sit one point off Manchester United with two games in hand
  • Mikel Arteta’s side sealed a late 2-1 victory over Wolves in the Premier League 
  • Dixon praises the substitutions made by boss Arteta in the win over Wolves 











Arsenal legend Lee Dixon claims his former club should be targeting third-place Chelsea rather than chasing down fourth-place Manchester United after sealing a late 2-1 win over Wolves. 

Alexandre Lacazette forced a stoppage-time own goal from Jose Sa as the Gunners came from behind to beat Bruno Lage’s Wolves to move within one point off the Champions League places.   

The visitors took the lead through Hwang Hee-chan’s first-half strike, but two goals in the final ten minutes, including a late own goal from Jose Sa, earned the Gunners a precious three points.

Alexandre Lacazette celebrates after his shot deflects off Wolves goalkeeper Jose Sa to seal a 2-1 win for Arsenal over Wolves

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The win puts Arsenal one point off the Premier League's top four with two games in hand on Manchester United

The win puts Arsenal one point off the Premier League’s top four with two games in hand on Manchester United

The Gunners now sit fifth in the Premier League, one point off fourth place Manchester United, but with two games in hand.

‘If I’m in that Arsenal dressing room now I’m not looking at Man United I’m looking at Chelsea,’ Dixon said in the Amazon Prime studio.

‘With our game in hand and two points behind Chelsea – they’ve got games than us to play in the CL – I’m getting my sights at where Arsenal should be, or should have been for years – all of a sudden that is the target they should be aiming at.

‘(Former captain) Tony Adams would be going around saying in the dressing room, ‘you know what?, forget Man United, we’re going for Chelsea.’

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Arsenal legend Lee Dixon insists Tony Adams would be going around saying in the dressing room, ‘you know what?, forget Man United, we’re going for Chelsea

Dixon was also full of praise for Arsenal’s character to fight back and believes boss Mikel Arteta’s substitutions were crucial to the victory.

The Gunners introduced Eddie Nkietah, Nicolas Pepe and Nuno Tavares in place of Kieran Tierney, Gabriel Martinelli and Cedric late on at the Emirates Stadium.

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‘They (Arsenal) showed a lot of character out there as Wolves are a frustrating team to play against because of the way they close space down, they don’t give anything away, and when they started to drop into a proper five and make it difficult.

‘A lot of credit goes to Arteta for making those substitutions at the right time with the right player.

‘Pepe hasn’t played a lot of football, but he is an impact player, and they weren’t moving so they wanted to move them.’

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