Arsenal legend Ian Wright: Why Tottenham are title contenders
Ian Wright ruefully admits Tottenham Hotspur will challenge Arsenal for Premier League title
Ian Wright has ruefully admitted that Tottenham Hotspur will challenge Arsenal for the Premier League title this season.
The north London side underlined their emerging status as title contenders after a thrilling 2-1 victory over Watford at Vicarage Road on Monday afternoon.
Spurs edged into a first-half lead courtesy of Erik Lamela’s brilliant individual goal before Nathan Ake was sent off for a dangerous challenge.
However, the Hornets could have taken the lead but were denied a winner by goal-line technology before substitute Son Heung-min netted a back-heel in added time.
Speaking after Arsenal eased to a 2-0 victory over Bournemouth to go top of the Premier League, Wright conceded that Spurs are in the title race.
“Well the way the season is going you’d have to say a few teams have got a very good chance,” Wright told Match Of The Day.
“Spurs are in or around [the top places].”
Arsenal are a point ahead of second-placed Leicester City ahead of the Foxes’s clash against Manchester City at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night.
Spurs are three points behind their north London rivals in third place after their 2-1 win at Watford hoisted Pochettino’s side above Manchester City.