Premier League Odds: Arsenal enhance top four hopes with Manchester United win
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A 2-0 victory boosted the Gunners' Champions League qualification hopes at the Emirates while Tottenham and Chelsea both failed to secure three points

Manchester City and Liverpool continued their battle for top spot in the Premier League as both notched valuable weekend wins.

Pep Guardiola's side are firmly in the driving seat, priced at 4/11 (1.36) while the Reds are available at 9/4 (3.25) with bet365. The most fascinating betting heat though, looks to be the race for the remaining top four positions.

Arsenal leapfrogged Manchester United into fourth spot courtesy of a 2-0 win over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side at the Emirates on Sunday.

Unai Emery's men now boast a two-point lead over the Red Devils with eight rounds to go this term and bet365 make the Gunners 8/11 (1.73) to secure Champions League football via a top four finish.

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The Londoners are 11/10 (2.10) outsiders to qualify from their Europa League tie with Renne,s although being knocked out of Europe at this stage might help the top four cause given their three rivals look assured of European progression.

Manchester United's winning run coming to an end has seen them drift to 11/8 (2.38) to secure a seat at Europe's top table next term. Solskjaer's men will still harbour hopes of a Champions League win, of course, courtesy of their dramatic comeback in Paris on Wednesday but their defeat at the Emirates is a significant blow in this market.

Tottenham remain in pole position although at 8/13 (1.62) Spurs look a vulnerable frontrunner of the four teams with legitimate hopes. Spurs have seen their advantage over fifth place eroded to just three points in recent weeks and have lost three of their previous four top-flight matches, including Saturday’s trip to Southampton.

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With clashes against Liverpool and Manchester City in the next four matchdays Mauricio Pochettino's men look worth avoiding at odds-on quotes, especially with a place in the Champions League quarter finals already secured which will test their squad depth.

Chelsea (Evens) needed a late Eden Hazard equaliser to take a share of the spoils against Wolves at Stamford Bridge but also have a game in hand over their top four rivals. Maurizio Sarri’s men are three points behind Arsenal ahead of Sunday's trip to Everton where they could go level with the Gunners with a victory.

Unlike Arsenal, the Blues breezed through the first leg of their Europa League last 16 tie against Dynamo Kiev and remain the team to beat in the competition at 11/4 (3.75).

Odds correct at the time of publish. Please gamble responsibly.

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