Jamie Carragher has claimed that while Tottenham have more special players in their side than Arsenal, the Gunners are a more organised team than their North London rivals.
Following Manchester United’s draw against Leicester on Saturday and Tottenham’s thumping win over Newcastle on Sunday, it now looks like the race for the top four is between the two North London clubs.
Tottenham’s 5-1 win against the Magpies helped improve the Lilywhites’ goal difference and took them ahead of the Gunners to fourth place in the Premier League table.
Mikel Arteta’s men have two games in hand over Spurs but there will be pressure on them to respond when they travel to Selhurst Park this evening.
Carragher admitted the race for Champions League qualification could go down to the wire and quipped that while Arsenal might not have players of the quality of Harry Kane or Son Heung-min, they feel like a more cohesive team.
The former Liverpool defender told Sky Sports Premier League (03/03/22): “There is a difference between Tottenham, who have those special players who can do something. You think the role of Son and Kane.
“Whereas with Arsenal, it feels like more of a team. They don’t have the qualities, in terms of individuals, like a Kane or a Son. It’s actual team play. Organisation. Getting back to this top-four race will be really exciting.”
After Spurs scored their fourth against Newcastle yesterday, Carragher added: “Well, that’s over to you Arsenal. Can you get the three points tomorrow night? This game is over. It looks like Tottenham are going to finish the night in the top-four positions.”
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While I can see where Carragher is coming from, Spurs have also looked extremely organised and well-drilled as a team over the last month or so.
We also seem to have a lot more goals in us than Arsenal do, and I believe that gives us the edge in the race for fourth, even though Arteta’s men have two games in hand.
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