Former Chelsea forward Tony Cascarino has predicted that Tottenham Hotspur are in for a tough season ahead.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy took the decision to part company with Jose Mourinho in April with the club in seventh place in the table and having suffered a humiliating exit in the Europa League at the hands of Dinamo Zagreb.
Levy ended Tottenham’s 72-day wait for a successor with the appointment of Nuno Espirito Santo who is now tasked with turning around the club’s fortunes.
Interim head coach Ryan Mason could only steer Spurs to a seventh place finish with the club having missed out on Champions League football for the second successive season.
Cascarino believes that Spurs will once again miss out on a top six finish, but will also suffer the additional pain of Arsenal finishing above them.
Tottenham have held the North London bragging rights for the past five seasons in a row but believes that Arsenal will edge them out in the season ahead.
“Arsenal have a huge challenge, they’re going to invest and try and build a squad,” he told talkSPORT.
“But I don’t see them getting in front of the teams around them, even though the ambition is to be a top four club.
“One of Arsenal or Tottenham will make the top six, but one of them definitely won’t make it.
“I think out of the two, I’d probably just have Arsenal in front of Spurs, but not by a big difference.
“I think Leicester will make the top four, I think there are going to be some big clubs who miss out on that spot.”
Cascarino likes to make bold and sometimes controversial predictions. Arsenal have little to distract themselves with this season after missing out on European qualification for the first time in some time and can purely focus on their Premier League aspiration while Spurs are involved in the inaugural Europa Conference League.
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