Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has had his say on who he thinks will finish highest in the Premier League season between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.
While Arsenal have been busy in the transfer market this summer and a new manager at the helm, Tottenham are still the only Premier League side yet to bring in any new signings to strengthen their squad.
The Sky Sports pundit believes that despite the fact that nine of Tottenham’s players only returned to training on Monday following their World Cup exploits, Mauricio Pochettino’s side will finish above their neighbours for the third season in succession.
Neville feels that Tottenham have the stability and unity to keep pushing, despite there being pressure on the club following the lack of transfer activity.
He told Sky Sports: “You look at Tottenham and they are moving to a new stadium and they are playing a lot of away games at the start. They had nine players who played right to the end of the World Cup and only came back on Monday. The odds are stacked against them – but it doesn’t seem to panic Mauricio Pochettino. He seems to be relaxed about it.
“They haven’t done any business in the transfer window, but there doesn’t seem to be any furore over that. There is a lot stacked up against Tottenham this season when you look at it but the spirit, togetherness, continuity and stability is there. The manager looks after the players and has them playing his way, so I think Tottenham will finish above Arsenal, who are one of the intriguing parts of this season.
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