Former Manchester United and Liverpool forward Michael Owen has had his say ahead of this afternoon’s Premier League fixture between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.
The match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will see 2,000 home supporters head back through the turnstiles for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic in March and take to their socially distanced seats to witness the North London derby.
This will be the lowest in the table Arsenal have been going into a north London derby since August 1993, when they sat 21st after just one game before a 1-0 victory at White Hart Lane courtesy of a late Ian Wright header.
Spurs fans will certainly be hoping that Harry Kane and Sergio Reguilon will be fit to return after missing Thursday’s Europa League match against LASK.
Owen believes that Spurs have an outside chance of winning the title this season and has praised the squad which Jose Mourinho has at his disposal.
He told BetVictor: “Arsenal’s performance has dipped in recent weeks. It’s been particularly noticeable that they’ve not had the same swagger at home as they’ve had in recent seasons.
“Spurs have been playing well. They’ve adapted to Jose Mourinho’s style of play and could be in with an outside chance of winning the league. Jose has set up to play on the counter a lot this season, and I think they could further benefit if he opened up and went at teams a bit more.
“Based on form I can’t see anything other than a Spurs win. They have talent throughout their team, and if they keep going at this rate, they could have a surprisingly big season.”
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