Why Premier League fans should want Arsenal and Manchester United to win in Champions League

Premier League stars Rasmus Hojlund and Martin Odegaard for Manchester United and Arsenal in the Champions League
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Premier League fans have, understandably, goaded Arsenal and Manchester United  for their less-than ideal starts in the Champions League this season - but they might actually be better off wanting those two sides to actually win in Europe. Let us explain.

With potentially five Champions League spots available to Premier League sides this season, competition for Europe's elite competition is more fierce than ever. However, the extra spot entirely depends on how English sides perform in Europe in 2023/24. 

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Ryan Dabbs
Staff writer

Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future.