Gary Neville has revealed he would rather put his money on Tottenham qualifying for the Champions League than Arsenal.
Tottenham’s 3-0 win in what was the first North London Derby in front of the capacity crowd at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, has completely shifted the dynamics in the race for fourth place.
Arsenal, who had a four-point lead over their local rivals coming into the match, are now just a point ahead with a much inferior goal difference.
Mikel Arteta’s side also arguably have more difficult fixtures, having to travel to Newcastle and host Everton while Antonio Conte’s men host Burnley on Sunday before travelling to Norwich for their final game of the campaign.
In addition, Arsenal seemingly have an injury crisis at centre-back, with Rob Holding suspended following his red card against Spurs and Gabriel coming off injured in the second half on Thursday.
Neville has claimed that while he expects Spurs to beat Burnley and Norwich, he does not see the Gunners winning their two remaining matches.
The former Manchester United defender said on Sky Sports’ Gary Neville Podcast: “You’d want Tottenham’s games – Burnley at home and Norwich away.
“Newcastle away [for Arsenal] on Monday Night Football, that’s going to be really tough, especially if Spurs have won on Sunday.
“Everton at home on the last day, if Everton need points, then they’ve got two really tough games. I think Tottenham will beat Burnley and Arsenal will have to win their last two matches – but I’m not sure they will.
“Tonight was a really big blow – I might be wrong and I’m neutral between these two clubs – but I do feel now if I had to put money on it, it would be on Tottenham.”
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I do not think Everton are likely to get a result at the Emirates on the final day of the season as I expect the Toffees’ Premier League status to be secure by then. I expect us to beat Burnley and I believe Arsenal’s result at St James’ Park on Monday will determine who gets into the Champions League.
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