Video: Danny Murphy on who will finish highest out of Spurs and Arsenal

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Dom Le Roy

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Danny Murphy has claimed that the uncertainty surrounding the future of some of the players is having an adverse effect on the club.

Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld and Christian Eriksen are three players who have been pivotal to Tottenham’s progression over the past few seasons, all find themselves out of contract at the end of the season.

Such is the unrest, Murphy believes that Mauricio Pochettino no longer has a best eleven anymore or a set formation.

He made reference to when Mousa Dembele and one of Victor Wanyama or Eric Dier played in the defensive holding role to protect Alderweireld and Vertonghen and also cannot understand why the club sold Kieran Trippier and decided not to replace him.

Murphy acknowledged that Pochettino is trying to make amends for this season’s poor start but suggested that the Argentine is overcomplicating things but will still have enough to finish above Arsenal in the table this season.

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