Sol Campbell predicts where Arsenal, Tottenham will finish

Sol Campbell says Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur will finish behind Leicester City in the title race

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Sol Campbell has tipped Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur to finish behind Leicester City in the Premier League title race.

Alexis Sanchez rescued a 2-2 draw with Tottenham for 10-man Arsenal in Saturday’s north London derby at White Hart Lane.

My prediction? I think the league trophy is headed to Leicester. Spurs to finish second, Arsenal third, and Manchester City will occupy the final Champions League place

Sol Campbell

Leicester capitalised on the stalemate between the London rivals after Riyad Mahrez scored the winner in a 1-0 victory over Watford at Vicarage Road.

Leicester are five points ahead of Mauricio Pochettino’s side and a further three points clear of Arsenal with nine games remaining.

Two-time Premier League winner Campbell believes his former clubs will lose out to Claudio Ranieri’s side in the title race.

“Spurs have had a mini set-back but there are still 27 points to play for and it’s all to play for. Every title winning side goes through a difficult spell and if this is Tottenham’s then they have to ride it out and stick together,” Campbell told Sportlobster.

“Now that Leicester have pulled away from the pack after their win at Watford, it’s their title to lose. The Foxes have an easier run in on paper than Arsenal and Spurs and the way I see it is they’d have to lose 4 or 5 games if they’re not going to finish top.

“The spanner in the works could be their games against relegation threatened sides Newcastle and Sunderland. Those opponents should be treating every remaining game like a Cup Final and that might derail Leicester.

“My prediction? I think the league trophy is headed to Leicester. Spurs to finish second, Arsenal third, and Manchester City will occupy the final Champions League place. If that happens it will be the best footballing story of the Premier League era and fair play to them.”

Arsenal make the trip to Hull City in their FA Cup fifth round replay at KC Stadium on Tuesday night.

Tottenham’s next Premier League game sees Spurs travel to basement club Aston Villa next Sunday.

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Leicester have a week to prepare for their game against Newcastle United at King Power Stadium next Monday night.

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