By Matt Farr
Arsenal legend Bob Wilson admits that this could be the season when Tottenham finally finish above their north London rivals.
It’s a big claim as Tottenham have not finished above Arsenal in the Premier League since 1995, but Gunners favourite Wilson fears that the tables could turn this year.
Speaking to ESPN, he said: “I think it’s very feasible. I think I can just about bear one year in 20 for Spurs to finish ahead of Arsenal. I’m sort of preparing myself for that.
“I thought they would probably pick up a trophy this year at the back of my mind earlier in the season. I thought they would at least be knocking on the door again as the season came to a close.
“And they may well do. Who’s to say that they won’t now as they are out of Europe. There’s still the FA Cup and they can have a big say in the title race as well.”
Despite leading Arsenal in the latter stages of the Premier League title race last season, Tottenham ended up finishing behind their rivals in third place.
However, Mauricio Pochettino’s side have shown significant improvements as a potential title-challenging side in recent seasons, and have often looked more convincing than Arsenal this term.
They currently hold a three point lead over the Gunners in the league table, following their impressive victory over Stoke on Sunday.
Arsenal still though, have one game in-hand, and they can draw level on points with Tottenham with a win against Liverpool at the weekend.
But, as has been the case for over a decade, Arsenal are prone to a slip-up at this stage of the season, and if Tottenham can maintain their current form, they could press home their advantage.
Wilson, 75, spent his entire senior career with Arsenal, making 308 appearances for the club in all competitions. He then remained at the club as a goalkeeping coach for another 28 years.
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