Sol Campbell makes bold claim about Arsenal and Tottenham
Sol Campbell pours cold water on talk of a power shift between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur
Sol Campbell has rubbished talk of a power shift between north London clubs Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.
Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs side are on the brink of finishing above their north London rivals for the first time in Premier League history.
Tottenham have the best defensive record in the Premier League and only Manchester City have scored more goals than Harry Kane and company.
Arsenal, on the other hand, have endured a difficult campaign which has led for calls for long-serving manager Arsene Wenger to stand down at the end of the season.
However, for all the Gunners’s struggles, the 2014 and 2015 FA Cup holders are only two points behind the Lilywhites ahead of the final game of the season.
Former Gunners and Spurs defender Campbell urged the Lilywhites not to get too carried away, adding that Pochettino’s side still haven’t won any silverware.
“Power shift is when you start winning Premier Leagues and FA Cups on a regular basis and getting to quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals of the Champions League, that’s power shift,” Campbell told City AM.
“Power shift is not one season. Power shift is when you’ve got consistency over a five or 10-year period, that’s power shift. There is no evidence yet.
“There is potential, but everybody has got potential. It’s all about realising potential and making it into reality.
“The trouble with football now is a lot of people jump up and down after about one or two seasons.
“Come back to me when it’s five or 10 seasons and you have consistently played top, top football. It’s all about consistency over the years, not just one season.”
Tottenham will make the trip to Newcastle United on Sunday, while Arsenal will host Aston Villa.