Les Ferdinand states his prediction for Arsenal v Tottenham

The Spurs legend believes Mauricio Pochettino's side are slight favourites to beat Arsenal on Saturday afternoon

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino Photo: Screen grab

Les Ferdinand has named Tottenham Hotspur as slight favourites to win at Arsenal ahead of Saturday’s north London derby.

The Lilywhites will make the short trip across the English capital looking to protect a four-game unbeaten run against Arsene Wenger’s side.

Tottenham were 2-0 winners against Arsenal in their last meeting when Dele Alli and Harry Kane scored past Petr Cech at White Hart Lane.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men are in third place in the Premier League table and eight points behind current leaders Manchester City.

Arsenal lost 3-1 to Pep Guardiola’s all-conquering side at The Etihad in their last Premier League game to leave the Gunners four points adrift of Tottenham.

Wenger’s side have recorded one win in six games on the road but Arsenal have won all five of their Premier League fixtures at The Emirates.

Former Spurs striker Ferdinand still considers Tottenham to be slight favourites to notch up three points at the Emirates Stadium.

“I think you’d have to make Spurs favourites at the moment,” Ferdinand told Sky Sports News. “But everyone knows when you go into a derby game, form goes out of the window.

“It’s what it means to the players. The atmosphere is always electric, it’s good. I’m looking forward to it, unfortunately I can’t go to this one. But I will be watching it on TV.”

Arsenal finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last term to miss out on the Champions League.

Spurs ended up in the runners-up spot and seven points behind Premier League champions Chelsea.

Pochettino’s men were 1-0 winners against Crystal Palace last time out.

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