Arsenal bottle chance to go above Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur slumped to their 11th Premier League loss of the season yesterday as they were beaten 1-0 at the Etihad by Man City.

However, few Spurs fans would have complained about the result after just having eliminated the same opponents over two legs in the Champions League.

In truth, Spurs played well enough in the early Saturday Prem fixture to get at least a point, with Son and Moura both missing key chances.

Having said that, if you offered fans, or the team for that matter, the Champions League semi final or a Premier League win, few would go for the latter.

Unfortunately, this loss did give both Arsenal and Chelsea the chance to overtake Spurs this game week, plunging the Lilywhites into fifth.

Chelsea play Burnley at home tomorrow night, while Arsenal took on Crystal Palace at home this evening.

Andros Townsend and co did Tottenham a huge favour though, as Palace turned up at the Emirates and beat Arsenal 3-2, with goals from Benteke, Zaha, and McArthur.

That leaves the Gunners one point behind Tottenham in the table, with three of their final four Prem games coming away from home.


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  1. Interesting to compare Chelsea, Arsenal and Man U. Arsenal have the weakest squad but their manager seems to have got more out of them than the other two. However they must be desperate; Wenger saddled them with an overpaid squad and loss of Champions League footie for another season could have serious long term consequences.

    Goof old Mr Ed, absolutely clueless. Gets the new manager bounce from Ole, signs him up and the bottom falls out of his world. Again the Glazers will not be happy without CL revenue.

    Chelsea probably have the best squad of the three, but really don’t seem to gel. How long will the Roubles flow? Does anyone at at the Chelsea Kremlin care?

    Spurs have it in their own hands not just to secure CL football, but to really hurt their rivals financially in the medium term.


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