By Laura O’Leary
Henry Winter, chief football writer for the Times, has revealed that Arsenal’s squad pales in comparison with Tottenham’s and that the players don’t have the same camaraderie.
In his latest column for the Times, Winter said that Tottenham are ready to be the number one club in north London.
“Even if Arsenal stir into combative life on Saturday, clear-eyed followers know this is a dressing-room split with some inhabitants clearly considering moves elsewhere,” Winter wrote.
“Arsenal lack Tottenham’s camaraderie.”
Winter went on to say that Tottenham’s squad depth is way better than Arsenal’s.
“There is talent in abundance for Pochettino to call on in the Champions League while Wenger juggles his resources for the Europa League,” Winter added.
Arsenal have really suffered with the uncertainty of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and even Jack Wilshere’s future this season.
The three players all have contracts that are due to expire in the summer, but have yet to agree to new terms with the club.
In comparison, Spurs have ensured all of their key players are on long term contracts with the likes of Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris’ deals not expiring until 2022.
Ahead of the two sides meeting, Tottenham are third in the Premier League, three places higher than Arsenal with four more points after 11 games played.
Last season, for the first time in years, Spurs were able to finish above the Gunners in the table, with Tottenham finishing runners-up to champions Chelsea.
The Gunners were unable to qualify for the Champions League that season, ending up in fifth, 11 points behind their bitter rivals.
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