David Seaman backs Arsenal to beat Tottenham to top-four finish
Former England goalkeeper David Seaman is backing his former club Arsenal to pip Tottenham to a top-four finish this season
David Seaman is backing his former club Arsenal to pip Tottenham to a top-four finish this season – but admits he has been frustrated by the Gunners’ patchy form.
Arsenal can leapfrog their north London rivals into fourth place in the Premier League table if they win their game in hand.
But although Seaman expects Arsene Wenger’s men to once again secure Champions League qualification, the ex-goalkeeper believes the Gunners have not been consistent enough this season.
“Arsenal are in great form at the moment so my worry would be for Tottenham,” Seaman told talkSPORT. “Chelsea are still firing and Tottenham have hit a little bit of a dodgy patch.
“It’s so frustrating at the moment. Almost every year we [Arsenal] were winning things. I’ve got nine winners’ medals and quite a few runners-up ones as well and to see what is happening now is so frustrating.
“You could argue they are playing better football because when they are on [form] nobody is going to beat them. They play some fantastic one-touch and two-touch football but it is not consistent enough. Whether the balance is right, I don’t know. We are getting inconsistent performances.
“The gap is getting bigger. You ask any player if he wants to go to Arsenal, or another club and double his wages, and they are going to take that [latter] option.
“We would never have sold our best players when I was playing. Arsene Wenger knew when his best players were past it and when they had to go.
“But now people are leaving and going on to bigger and better things.”