Former Arsenal star Charlie Nicholas has stated that his former club will finish above their North London rivals Tottenham Hotspurs at the end of this season.
Arsenal have bounced back well from a disappointing 4-3 defeat to Liverpool in the opening game of the season and are unbeaten in 12 league games in addition to being three points off league leaders Chelsea while Tottenham on the other hand had an unbeaten league start that reached 12 games until they came unstuck against Chelsea courtesy a 2-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge.
Speaking during a chat with the Daily Mirror, Charlie Nicholas disclosed that he is sure that Arsenal will keep up the record of not finishing below Tottenham in the league at the end of the season. In his words, he said: “They [Arsenal] have come through November – a month where they have struggled in the past – only three points off the top despite playing without real fluency. At least they are managing to draw games where they don’t play well.”
“And I think they will finish above Tottenham again – in fact, the best four teams I’ve seen this season in the Premier League are the current top four, not necessarily in the same order.
“But they lost against Liverpool, they were poor against Manchester United, they only drew with Tottenham and they were brilliant against Chelsea, which means they have only beaten one of their major rivals at the top so far, which is a concern.” he concluded.