Despite Arsenal’s perfect start to the season, Danny Murphy believes Tottenham will finish above their North London rivals for the seventh season in a row.
Tottenham pipped Arsenal to Champions League qualification in the final game of the 2021/22 season and both clubs have subsequently strengthened their squad over the summer.
The Gunners have won all three of their Premier League games against Crystal Palace, Leicester City and Bournemouth so far this season and have looked impressive going forward.
Spurs, meanwhile, have picked up seven points from their clashes against Southampton, Chelsea and Wolves.
Antonio Conte’s men put in under-par displays in the first halves of their last two encounters but still managed to grind out a draw at Stamford Bridge and come away with a win on Saturday.
Murphy believes that despite the Gunners’ impressive showing in their first three matches, Mikel Arteta’s side do not have as much strength in depth as Spurs do.
When asked who will finish higher between Tottenham and Arsenal, the pundit told Match of the Day on BBC One (11:25 pm, August 20, 2022): “I think Tottenham because they have got strength in depth now. I think they can cope with injuries.
“They have started to create a squad that looks really strong, and you wouldn’t be as concerned as you would be in seasons gone by, if they lose Kane for a month. Arsenal, I don’t think, have that strength.”
Meanwhile, Martin Keown predicted: “I think both teams will finish in the top four. Arsenal will just about pip Spurs, at the expense of possibly Chelsea.”
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Football fans tend to react in a knee-jerk manner and get carried away by a couple of performances and results. The season is a marathon, not a sprint and there will be plenty of twists and turns along the way.
While Arsenal have had a good start to the season, they will go through a rough patch further down the line. Having said that, I do believe that the Gunners will push till the very end for a top four spot, just as they did last season.
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