By Will Butcher
Matt Le Tissier believes Arsenal will close the gap between themselves and north London rivals Tottenham next season, due to their rival’s move to Wembley.
Spurs sit four places and a huge 17 points above Arsene Wenger’s side in the Premier League table, after confirming they will finish above the Gunners for the first time since 1994-95.
Speaking on Sky Sports News’ Gillette Soccer Saturday (12pm), Premier League icon Le Tissier claimed Spurs’ move to Wembley next season could see their form suffer
He believes that could see the Gunners close the gap between the two sides, but is adamant that Spurs are the better side at the moment when comparing the two squads.
“Spurs are the team on the up and the last two seasons they’ve been pretty consistent, and that shows – over the last two years they’ve got more points than anyone else,” Le Tissier said.
“However, I think Arsenal can close the gap on them because Spurs are playing at Wembley and all the away teams will raise their games. But when you look at the two squads, Spurs are look well ahead at the moment.”
Spurs waltzed past Arsenal last weekend with a comfortable 2-0 victory at White Hart Lane thanks to goals from Dele Alli and Harry Kane, and it could have been a lot more but for the performance of goalkeeper Petr Cech.
However, Mauricio Pochettino’s side have confirmed they will be leaving White Hart Lane, temporarily relocating at Wembley Stadium.
Arsenal can close the gap to 14 points and significantly boost their top-four hopes with victory against Man United at Old Trafford on Sunday, after Spurs lost to West Ham on Friday night.
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