BBC football pundit Mark Lawrenson has predicted that Tottenham Hotspur will lose in Sunday’s North London derby to Arsenal at White Hart Lane.
He told BBC Sport Online: “The north London derby was a pivotal clash in the battle to be top dog between Tottenham and Arsenal last season, when the Gunners came back from 2-0 down to win 5-2 at Emirates Stadium in February.
“It is the same again this season and, although this time the game is at White Hart Lane and Spurs are on a fantastic run, I am going to throw the cat amongst the pigeons because again I am backing Arsenal to come out on top.
“The Gunners have had a couple of poor results in the FA Cup and Champions League but in fairness they have had some good results in the league and have won four and drawn one of their last five games.
“Arsene Wenger’s side are in fifth and you look above them and they are only two points behind a Chelsea side who have got problems of their own, and four points behind Spurs. Obviously that gap will be reduced if Arsenal win on Sunday.”
Lawro’s prediction: 1-2
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