Former Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Arsenal defender William Gallas has shared his opinion on who he believes will finish as London’s top club this season.
Tottenham have enjoyed finishing above north London rivals Arsenal in every season since the 2015/16 campaign, however, Chelsea have still achieved a higher position in recent seasons.
Antonio Conte has been backed in the transfer market with six new signings, while both Arsenal and Chelsea have been active this summer in bringing in big-money new arrivals.
Gallas, who joined Spurs from Arsenal in 2010 on a free transfer and believes that it will be the lilywhites who will finish the Premier League campaign as the capital’s highest-placed club.
The former French international believes that the Gunners could encounter problems if recent signing Gabriel Jesus picks up an injury.
He told Genting Bet: “Right now, I think it is definitely between Arsenal and Tottenham.
“I will say Tottenham may just edge it because I think they have a very strong squad. It is close between them and Arsenal, but they have better forwards. If they lose Harry Kane, they have Son or Richarlison. They have quality in depth.
“If Gabriel Jesus is not fit, Arsenal could be in trouble. For me, Tottenham has the stronger squad and that is why I will go for Tottenham. Over the course of the season, I think they will be stronger.”
There is still a long way to go in the summer transfer window and Chelsea are continuing to spend big money, having earlier confirmed the arrival of Marc Cuccerlla who joins Carney Chukwuemeka, Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly through the door at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea are the team out of the two who Spurs will need to beat, Conte’s side should have more than enough to finish above Arsenal yet again while if they can finish third and close the gap on Liverpool and Manchester City, it would show signs of progression.
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