Jamie Redknapp predicts Tottenham clash against Arsenal
By Harvey Byrne
Former midfield ace Jamie Redknapp has tipped a Tottenham victory ahead of their Sunday afternoon clash against Arsenal.
The two north London club’s are currently preparing to face each other at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon with Spurs four places and 14 points above the Gunners in the Premier League table.
When the two sides met earlier in the campaign however they were inseparable with an own goal from Kevin Wimmer alongside a penalty from Harry Kane resulting in a 1-1 draw at the Emirates Stadium in November.
However, at White Hart Lane and five months later Redknapp believes it will be a different story and has told that he’s expecting, goals, excitement and a Tottenham win.
“As for this weekend, it should be an interesting game, particularly with both teams potentially lining up with three at the back. I never thought I’d see Wenger go with that system but it just shows how many teams have taken it up this year,” told Redknapp to the Sky Sports website.
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“The problem they’ll have at White Hart Lane is that Tottenham play the system better than Arsenal do. If they go like-for-like, Spurs will come out on top.
“I’m expecting plenty of goals and excitement in this one – and a Tottenham win.
“That would be a good way to sign off the final north London derby at White Hart Lane. But you don’t always get that romantic ending. I remember playing in the final game in front of the Spion Kop at Liverpool and losing 1-0!
“Instead, I’m tipping a Tottenham win because they’re stronger across the pitch and well ahead of their rivals in terms of performance levels this season. Worrying factors for Wenger.”
Tottenham are going into the match on the back of a fine run of form in the league with eight Premier League victories in a row.
The impressive run has seen them challenge Chelsea at the top of the league once more and there is currently just four points separating the London duo with five games left.
Meanwhile, Arsenal have hit good league form themselves with three wins from their last four league matches.
However, they have different objectives before the season’s end and they will be looking for a top four finish with five points currently keeping them from fourth place Manchester City.
In other Tottenham news, Sol Campbell has omitted a key Spurs defender in his combined Arsenal XI.