Jamie Redknapp compares Arsenal to Tottenham this season

Jamie Redknapp explains just why he is such a big fan of Tottenham this season

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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino Photo: The Sport Review

Jamie Redknapp has claimed that Tottenham have no “passengers” in their team and that is what sets them apart from their north London rivals Arsenal this season.

Spurs have been in superb form in recent weeks and thrashed Bournemouth 4-0 at White Hart Lane on Saturday afternoon in the Premier League to keep up the pressure on leaders Chelsea.

Arsenal, meanwhile, have been on a dismal run of form, with Arsene Wenger’s men having slumped to a 3-0 loss to Crystal Palace last week to add a further blow to their hopes of finishing in the top four this season.

Spurs are currently second in the table, while Arsenal have dropped down to seventh place ahead of their trip to Middlesbrough on Monday night.

And Redknapp has explained what he thinks the main difference between the two north London sides has been this season.

Speaking on Sky Sports News HQ, Redknapp said: “There are no passengers in this Tottenham team. Everybody is at it. Everybody is closing, pressing and they all buy in to it.

“I’m not trying to dig out Arsenal here but in the Arsenal team at times, they do have passengers and people who don’t buy into the pressing side of the game.

“At Tottenham, it is completely different. You can see the energy they play at because the amount of times they win the ball up the pitch, it becomes infectious.

“They think ‘this is great’ and every time somebody goes to press the ball, someone is in behind them. It happens all over the pitch.”

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Arsenal finished second in the table ahead of third-placed Spurs last season.

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