Ian Wright sends warning to title challengers Arsenal about Tottenham

Ian Wright is concerned about the threat posed to Arsenal from local rivals Tottenham this season

Ian Wright admits that he would rather see Leicester City win the Premier League this season than Arsenal’s bitter local rivals Tottenham.

The Gunners have been touted to be serious contenders for the top-flight crown this term along with favourites Manchester City heading into the new year.

I have to admit Spurs have got me worried

Ian Wright

Arsenal are currently top of the table on goal difference from Leicester City, while Tottenham are fourth and just four points behind their neighbours.

Despite Leicester’s stunning start to the season, the Foxes are generally not expected to maintain a serious title challenge in 2016.

However, former Arsenal striker Wright admits that he would much rather see Claudio Ranieri’s men triumph in May ahead of Tottenham, who are being tipped as possible outsiders to win the title.

Wright is quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror: “I don’t think I can live in a world where Tottenham are the champions.

“Which is why I’m one of the people who would rejoice if Leicester complete a fairytale triumph.

“I’m definitely not deserting Arsenal after tipping them at the start of the season. I’m definitely not deserting Arsenal after tipping them at the start of the season.

“But I have to admit Spurs have got me worried. And if Arsenal can’t finish above Spurs, then for the sake of my sanity, someone else has to.”

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Arsenal host Newcastle United on Saturday afternoon, while Tottenham face Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday.

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