Lawro predicts Tottenham to lose at Arsenal

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BBC football pundit Mark Lawrenson has predicted that Tottenham Hotspur will lose to Arsenal at the Emirates on Sunday.

He told BBC Sport online: “What a game to end the weekend. The north London derby is always explosive and, to add to it this year, it’s been like chalk and cheese between these two rivals when it comes to the transfer market this summer.

“Tottenham have been exceptional, and chairman Daniel Levy has got this transfer window business sorted. He knows what he’s selling, and he knows exactly what he’s buying. The quality of players coming in has been very good and he has not paid over the odds either.

“Technical director Franco Baldini may well be one of his best appointments, he is across Europe, speaks a lot of languages and knows what he’s doing. He has been instrumental in some of their signings.

“Arsenal, on the other hand, don’t appear to have any form of transfer policy. What have they been doing for the past three months? You have to improve and sign better players every year and they haven’t done that, and as a result the squad is in a mess. Tottenham’s best XI is certainly stronger.

“We know that Wojciech Szczesny is going to be a top goalkeeper but Arsenal need another one in desperately. Like Joe Hart, he is under no pressure and he is in a bubble at the moment.

“At the other end they need a striker. Olivier Giroud is a good player but is he good enough? Oddly, they have bid for Yohan Cabaye at Newcastle when I don’t think they need a midfielder like him at all. It doesn’t seem like they have a joined-up way of going after players, they are linked with different names every week. It’s a mess.

“Having said all that, Arsenal weren’t that bad in their defeat against Aston Villa and they have had three good results since.

“They are up against the wall and I feel that they may pull this one off. Aaron Ramsey is starting to show he is a good player again and could be the difference, especially as Spurs’ new signings are still settling in.

Prediction: 2-1.”

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1 COMMENT

  1. I can't ever remember Lawro ever predicting Spurs to do anything but lose ……….. he's a decrepit old man struggling to keep a career going because no-one wants him anymore (if they ever really did?)

  2. We shall see sunday won't we with the squad we are building it does look good for the future. But it does sound like sour grapes from wenger when he is having a go at our transfers I think you should worry about your own dealing before commenting on ours 1-3 to the Spurs with Saldado getting the first and holtby and siggy to get the others COYS

    • sour grapes, the man cant win. they asked what he think about spurs buys and how it will affect the team. he gave his opinion. the arsenal doesn't have to catch you, you have to catch us. good luck in trying.

  3. SO WHAT`S NEW WITH CRAFTY COMB THE NEXT TIME HE PEDICT`S SPURS TO WIN A MATCH WILL BE THE FIRST , TIME AND TIME AGAIN MOTORMOUTH SLAGS US OFF SOMETIME`S I WONDER IF THIS SOUTHERN IRELAND EX PLAYER KNOW`S JUST WHAT HE`S SAYING ANYHOW I BET GARY & ALAN HANSEN & ALAN SHEARER ARE DELIGHTED HE IS TRYING TO COMMONTATE ALL WAYS A JOKE WITH A JAG .

  4. What a surprise eh, Lawro predicting a Spurs loss. Oh well, time will tell i guess, but Lawro is & always will be a cnut.

  5. I'm sorry but Arsenal are coming in with no left winger as podolski and ox are injured, and they have no true cm fit with arteta still injured, Wilshere and Ramsey being barely match fit due to their game against fenerbahce. We will dominate the midfield game and it all comes down to how well can Walcott and cazorla work together against our very good and powerful midfield and defense. I predict 1-2… COYS!

    • guys, you've spent lots of money, so imagine being beaten by your worst enemy who hasn't even spend a penny. I wonder how that will fill like.

  6. What a knob, a loserfool relic who is dying for us to lose on Sunday, the only sure result is the bin dippers will lose to manure!!!

  7. Lawro – the dunce who constantly tries to draw attention to himself by predicting controversial results in the big games ("ooh look how bold and controversial I am!!")…. which, 99% of the time, results in him being wrong and making a complete jerk of himself.

  8. I am not predicting we will win, but I have put a bet on that we don’t concede, could well be a 0-0 although sneaking it by one goal would do me COYS

  9. Lawro (and Hansen) both hate Spurs coz Lineker was heaps better than them on the pitch and got the top job on MOTD (he probably sh*gged their wives too for good measure)
    Souness hates Spurs coz he's never forgiven them for letting him go as a teenager.
    All ex loserpool and cnuts the lot of em!

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