Joe Cole claims that one North London rival is ‘miles behind’ the other

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur are enduring a torrid time of it in North London under Jose Mourinho, despite seeing a huge improvement when he first took over.

The performances have dwindled in recent weeks and key players have picked up long-term injuries, including Harry Kane, Heung-min Son, and Moussa Sissoko.

Back-to-back Premier League losses at the hands of Chelsea and Wolves have also seen Tottenham’s hopes of finishing in the top four take a complete nosedive.

Despite all this, the Lilywhites remain above their bitter North London rivals, Arsenal, in the current table.

The Gunners have a game in hand on Spurs, but would have to win by more than four goals to go above them in the table.

Ex-Chelsea man, Joe Cole, has now claimed that Arsenal are miles behind the likes of Spurs, Chelsea, Man United, and Man City at this moment in time, claiming it is a long road back for the Gunners.

He said (Metro): “Arsenal will always be able to bring players in because of the name, because it’s in London and the stature of the club, players will want to play for Arsenal.

“Traditionally they play good football, but again I think it’s a long road for them. I think they’re miles behind Chelsea and Tottenham, Man United, Man City. Man United seem to be coming back, it’s a long road for Arsenal.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

Arsenal and Spurs are both going through a rough patch, however, I believe that Tottenham have the foundations to move forward next season. Arsenal are still so far away from where they need to be in terms of a club and a squad, so I agree with Cole’s analysis.

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