Matthew Upson states his prediction for Arsenal v Tottenham

Matthew Upson says Tottenham are the clear favourites to beat Arsenal on Saturday lunchtime

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Matthew Upson says Tottenham are the clear favourites to beat Arsenal in Saturday’s crunch north London derby clash at The Emirates.

Spurs head into the game in a solid position in the Premier League table, having kept themselves in third place after their 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace before the international break.

Arsenal, meanwhile, are bidding to get back to winning ways in the Premier League after the disappointment of their 3-1 defeat by Manchester City in the top flight earlier in the month.

The Gunners have already dropped points on a number of occasions this term to leave them sixth and 12 points behind leaders Manchester City in the race for the title.

Most Arsenal fans would accept that the Gunners realistically need to win on Saturday to keep their fading title hopes alive.

However, former defender Upson believes that Spurs are the clear favourites to take all three points away with them from The Emirates.

Speaking on The Debate on Sky Sports, Upson said: “For the moment, 20 years [of Arsenal dominance] is irrelevant.

“Spurs will go into it thinking they’re in better position in the league, they’re in good form in the league and they’ll fancy it.”

Arsenal have not won the Premier League title since their famous unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 campaign.

The Gunners finished fifth in the Premier League last season and won the FA Cup under Arsene Wenger.

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