By Harvey Byrne

BBC pundit and former Everton midfielder Leon Osman has stated that he’d rather sign for Tottenham if it was a choice between themselves and Arsenal.

The north London duo have been competing against each other in the Premier League for years with the Gunners usually coming out on top.

However, the tide seems to have changed this season and after Spurs’ 2-0 win at White Hart Lane on Sunday the club are now sat a huge 17 points and four places above Arsenal in the top-flight table.

Now, before Sunday’s north London derby, Osman has told how he’d pick the ever improving Tottenham over Arsenal, who are in “freefall” if he had a choice between the two clubs.

“If I was a player coming to the Premier League now I’d rather sign for Spurs than Arsenal. They are improving every year, there is a plan in place while Arsenal are in freefall,” told Osman to the BBC match blog on Sunday (4.01pm).

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“They are drifting.”

With five matches now left for Arsenal it is impossible for them to catch Tottenham in the league table, meaning Spurs have finished above them for the first time since 1995.

Additionally, Mauricio Pochettino’s team now look to have improved on last season’s third placing with nine points currently separating them from third, while Arsenal sit outside of the Champions League spots and down in sixth.

In other Tottenham news, Spurs fans blasted the decision to omit 26-year-old from the line-up against Arsenal.

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