Former Arsenal star, Paul Merson has said the Gunners now have the advantage in the race to finish fourth.

Merson was reacting after his former team beat Chelsea 4-2 on Wednesday night.

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are both level on 57 points with six games to play.

Both North London rivals will face each other at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on May 12.

Before then, they both play three times – Tottenham heading to Brentford on the back of a 1-0 home defeat to Brighton while Arsenal host Manchester United.

“I don’t think Tottenham will beat Brentford away, they’re flying.

“I know Man United have been terrible but who doesn’t want to turn up at the Emirates and play football on that pitch? They’ve got no pressure, Man United, probably the first game they’ve ever played as a club of their magnitude where no one expects anything, nothing. It’s a dangerous game [for Arsenal].

“It’s all about timing at the moment – West Ham away is a hard game but it’s in-between Frankfurt. Will they rest every player? I think it’s advantage Arsenal,” Merson told Sky Sports.

EPL: Arsenal vs Man Utd is a dangerous game – Merson makes prediction