Tottenham Hotspur have enjoyed the North London bragging rights in recent years.
Spurs have finished above Arsenal in the Premier League table for four successive seasons and will once again enjoy Champions League football whilst Unai Emery’s side feature on a Thursday night in the Europa League.
While Tottenham have just broken their club record transfer fee after signing Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon for £55million (Guardian) while Arsenal are said to be working on a limited transfer budget of around £45million (The Sun).
Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp believes that the Gunners could face a difficult season ahead which has just been made even more challenging after club captain Laurent Koscielny refused to travel with the squad for their pre-season tour of the USA (Sky Sports).
Redknapp expects the points gap between the two sides to substantially increase in Tottenham’s favour next season with Arsenal at risk of even dropping out of the top six in the Premier League.
He told talkSPORT: “Even though they finished close up to Tottenham in the league last year, I look at the teams now and Arsenal are miles behind Tottenham. They really are.
“And they’ve got problems. They’ve got no defenders or midfielders. They’re short everywhere. They’ve got two good front men but they’re nowhere near [where they need to be].
“If they’re not careful this year, them or Manchester United could drop out of the top six quite easily. I really do think they’ve got big problems.”
It’s certainly music to the ears of Spurs fans to hear about the problems that the Woolwich are encountering. How times have changed over recent years.
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