Robert Huth, a former Premier League defender, has made his prediction for the top four Premier League teams this year.
After sacking Thomas Tuchel, he believes Chelsea will miss out on a Champions League spot this season.
The Blues face Crystal Palace in their first Premier League game since Thomas Tuchel was fired and Graham Potter was appointed.
Tuchel was fired at the start of September after his 100th game in charge ended in a Champions League defeat to Dinamo Zagreb.
The Blues go into this weekend’s round of fixtures sitting seventh with 10 points from six games.
According to Huth’s Tottenham and Arsenal will finish above alongside Liverpool and defending champions Manchester City.
Arsenal, Man City and Spurs are currently separated by just one point at the top of the table, with Potter’s former club Brighton fourth after a brilliant start.
“My opinion on this year’s top four has all changed with the sacking of Thomas Tuchel,” Huth told Ladbrokes.
“I was expecting Chelsea to be right up there, especially after the recruitment they did in the summer. But now I just don’t see them doing it
“I think Arsenal need to finish in the top four. With the money they’ve invested in the team and the time they’ve given Mikel Arteta, you’d have to say it would be a bit of a failure if they didn’t make it this season.
“It’s really now or never, for me; it’s Arteta’s third year, he’s brought in Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko who have massively improved the team.
“You can only go off what we’ve seen so far, and for me I think Arsenal will sneak into that top four with Tottenham, Liverpool and obviously Manchester City.”