Neville believes Tottenham will make top four over Arsenal

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Gary Neville have tipped Tottenham to make top four over Arsenal in the Premier League despite Spurs behind Gunners with 2 points.

Skysports pundit and former Manchester United player Gary Neville believe Tottenham will make the top four over Arsenal.

Both teams played last night and Tottenham scale through with a 3-0 victory over ten men Gunners in the Premier League.

Despite the Tottenham’s victory in the London derby Arsenal still remain in fourth position and with 2 points above Spurs.

Speaking in his podcast Gary Neville believe Tottenham will make top four over Arsenal stating that he will rather put his money on Antonio Conte’s men than Arteta’s men.

“I think Tottenham will beat Burnley and Arsenal will have to win their last two matches – but I’m not sure they will. Tonight was a really big blow – I might be wrong and I’m neutral between these two clubs – but I do feel now if I had to put money on it, it would be on Tottenham.

“You’d want Tottenham’s games – Burnley at home and Norwich away. Newcastle away [for Arsenal] on Monday Night Football, that’s going to be really tough, especially if Spurs have won on the Sunday… Everton at home on the last day, if Everton need points, then they’ve got two really tough games.”

Reflecting on the game Neville said:  “After 1-0, this crowd were all over the place – it was mayhem after the first goal. At that point, Arsenal did wilt. They capitulated in that part of the game.

“Once you create that carnival atmosphere in a ground like this, and I think calling it a hostile and fierce atmosphere is fair, it was testing tonight. I always felt like this would be a special game because of what’s on it, why it was cancelled earlier in the season and then what’s at stake.

“You never want to create a cliff edge but Champions League football or no Champions League football for Arteta and Conte, for Tottenham and Arsenal from an economic point of view is just off the scale. It’s huge and the drop is so big. Then you’ve got the way the game was cancelled earlier in the season… It was all a little bit messy. They should have been made to play it, in my opinion.

“So there was a little bit of needle coming into this game on three fronts… and it being a Thursday night game just adds to it. You don’t ordinally get that, they’ve usually been Sunday afternoon fixtures. It was red hot in here in terms of the atmosphere and it got to Arsenal and those young players. They looked mentally weaker in that period of the game from 10 minutes to 35 minutes, it just got to them. It can happen.”

The top four race continues in the Premier League as Tottenham victory last night gave them a huge opportunity in the race.



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