‘There’s no comparison’ – Redknapp makes claim ahead of North London derby

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Dom Le Roy

Harry Redknapp has admitted that Tottenham Hotspur have moved way ahead of Arsenal on the pitch and believes that the Lilywhites stand a great chance of winning the title this season.

Redknapp was one of the first to predict that Jose Mourinho’s men could push for the title (Sky Sports) and his suggestion was met with a lot of raised eyebrows at the time.

However, with Tottenham sitting at the top of the table with ten games gone and having taken four points from their last two matches against Manchester City and Chelsea, pundits are now starting to come around to the fact that Spurs could genuinely challenge for the title.

While Spurs head into the North London derby in fantastic form, Arsenal have made a poor start to the season and find themselves 13 places behind their rivals in the table.

Redknapp believes that gap is reflective of the quality both teams have in their squads and suggested that the best the Gunners can hope for is a top-eight finish.

He told talkSPORT: “Tottenham have got a good squad. They’ve got strength in depth, they’ve got two internationals for every position, it’s a very different looking Tottenham squad and it’s very strong.

“I think they’ve got a real chance [of winning the title].

“The two squads now, there’s no comparison, for me. I think Tottenham have gone way in front of Arsenal as a team.

“I think Arsenal are where I expected them to be, I think they’ll finish up in the top seven or eight, but just about.

“Arteta has got a long job on his hands, I like him but it’s not an easy one, and I think their team is well short.

“I’ve watched them over the last few weeks and I wouldn’t compare them with Tottenham, I think Tottenham will be too strong for Arsenal.”

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