Martin Keown predicts where Arsenal and Tottenham will finish this season
Martin Keown feels that both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are genuine title contenders this season
Martin Keown believes that this season represents both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur’s best chance of winning the Premier League for many years.
The Gunners have been touted as one of the heavy favourites to win the top flight title this season after they replaced Leicester at the top of the table last week.
This year is Arsenal’s best chance to win the title, but it’s also Tottenham’s
Arsenal are looking to win their first Premier League crown since their unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 season.
Tottenham, meanwhile, have also been touted as possible outsiders to win the league after their impressive run of form in recent weeks.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men have only lost two Premier League games this season and are currently in fourth place in the table, just four points behind leaders Arsenal heading into the new year.
And former Arsenal defender feels that both north London clubs have a realistic chance of being crowned champions in May.
Ex-England international Keown told the Daily Mail: “I think what is remarkable is how Spurs have managed to take the Thursday night games in their stride this season, and not let it affect their Premier League form. It’ll be very interesting to see if they can keep this up when the competition starts again in February.
“For most players, Thursday night is a traditional time for relaxation – but Tottenham’s players have had to watch the teams in the Champions League (the competition they strive for) and then again on Saturday before they play on Sunday. It’s not easy watching your rivals get good results on a Saturday if you’re playing on a Sunday, but so far Tottenham have matched them.
“People say that this year is Arsenal’s best chance to win the title, but it’s also Tottenham’s – particularly as they’re about to build their new stadium. It’s a big strain on a club’s resources – you only have to look at Arsenal’s lean decade since leaving Highbury to see that.”