Thomas Partey’s injury is costing Arsenal dearly in the battle for fourth
Arsenal’s win ratio drops from 65% to 25% when Partey does not start. He will be a big miss in the run-inBy Ben McAleer for WhoScoredAs was the case in the 2018-19 season, no team seems to want to finish fourth in the Premier League. Manchester United were the big winners at the weekend, a hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo helping them to beat Norwich and pick up three vital points as Tottenham, Arsenal and West Ham all stumbled.Before their defeat to Liverpool last month, Arsenal were in the driving seat to join Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea in the Champions League next season. They were fourth in the table, a point clear of Manchester United with three games in hand, and six points clear of Spurs with a game in hand on Antonio Conte’s side. Even after their defeat to Liverpool – a game they were expected to lose given the visitors’ incredible run of form and impressive record at the Emirates – they seemed to be in pole position.