By Harvey Byrne
Harry Redknapp has backed Tottenham and Arsenal to finish in the top four next season – but predicted Manchester United and Liverpool will miss out once again.
The former Spurs boss backed Manchester City to win the league and that Chelsea will join the north London rivals in the Champions League positions.
However, some Tottenham fans may not be happy as the experienced manager predicted his former club to once again finish below the Gunners.
“I’d be with Man City to win it, then Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham,” said Redknapp, as quoted by the Mirror.
“Arsenal have not been out the top four for 20 years. If Arsenal don’t make the top four, it is absolutely Arsene Wenger’s last season as manager. That will be the end if they don’t make the top four; they’ve got to make the top four.”
The last time Tottenham finished above Arsenal was in 1995 when Spurs finished seventh and the Gunners a lowly 12th.
The White Hart Lane club came the closest to overthrowing their north London rivals after 21 years last season, but an end of season collapse allowed Arsenal to overtake them and finish second.
However, Arsenal haven’t won the Premier League since their unbeaten season in 2004.
Many of the Gunners faithful are growing agitated towards manager Wenger after going 12 seasons without a league title.
The two clubs have strengthened their sides this summer and will continue to scour the market as Wenger seeks a striker, while Pochettino is keen to sign an attacking midfielder.
In other Tottenham team news, Harry Kane has described Vincent Janssen as “great”.