Redknapp: Tottenham dominate due to these five man mountains, Arsenal have none
By Harry Sykes
Jamie Redknapp has highlighted in the Mail a key factor in the balance of north London power shifting emphatically to Tottenham.
The high-profile pundit pointed out how the physicality and size of Spurs’ main men, name-checking five first-team regulars, is key to them being able to dominate the opposition.
By contrast, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has assembled a squad of lightweights who cannot cope when the going gets tough.
Redknapp explained the difference between the two playing squads in the light of Spurs’ 2-0 Premier League win against Arsenal on Sunday, which guarantees them will finish above their bitter rivals for the first time in 22 years.
“When Arsenal were winning Premier League titles, they would either play you off the park or battle you off it,” wrote Redknapp in his weekly Mail column.
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“There are no powerhouses in this Arsenal squad. In Jan Vertonghen, Moussa Dembele, Eric Dier, Victor Wanyama and Dele Alli, Tottenham have them in abundance.
“Everything has become too comfortable at Arsenal and they desperately need to freshen up their squad.”
Spurs maintained their title challenge with their win at White Hart Lane on Sunday in what was the final north London derby at the famous stadium.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have accumulated 77 points from 34 league matches, leaving them four adrift of leaders Chelsea, who won 3-0 at Everton on Sunday.
Tottenham are next in action on Friday night when they are away at West Ham in what promises to be another fascinating London derby.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the club have sensationally terminated the contract of one of their defenders.