There are all the makings of a full-blown crisis at the moment at Spurs with the team looking all over the place on the pitch and with reports of some players having problems with Mauricio Pochettino’s behavior (the Athletic).
Pochettino is now certainly under some pressure and some reports suggest he is about to making drastic changes to the team when the Premier League resumes after the international break (Football Insider).
Former Celtic and Arsenal striker John Hartson has now claimed that Arsenal are well poised to take advantage of the problems at Spurs and sneak into the top four ahead of their North London rivals.
The 44-year-old questioned if some of the players and Pochettino himself still wanted to be at the club. He also cited Chelsea’s inability to sign players as another reason that Unai Emery’s side will be able to secure Champions League football for next season.
Speaking to the Daily Record, Hartson said, “Arsenal are on the right track. They will be looking to make the top four and they might be able to capitalise on Chelsea not being able to sign players because there is a transfer ban.
“You look at Spurs and they are in a bit of a mess with players running their deals down and Delle Alli not in the team.
“Is their manager happy? They are in a bit of turmoil and so Arsenal will be pushing for a top-four place.”
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While things certainly don’t look good for Tottenham at the minute, the reality is that none of our rivals for the top four spots are in great form. While the problems at Man Utd are well documented, neither Arsenal nor Chelsea are pulling out any trees either with their performances. If Tottenham can turn their form around quickly and build some momentum with a couple of wins, there is no reason why we can’t finish top four.
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