Spurs 1/16 to finish about the Gunners

Published by on March 22, 2017

Tottenham are now an incredible 1/16 on to finish above Arsenal.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men sit a comfortable nine points above their north London rivals, though the Gunners do have a game in hand.

More worryingly for Spurs fans will be their record – not only have they never finished above an Arsene-Wenger led Arsenal, they’ve squandered several good opportunities to do so.

Under Harry Redknapp, the Lilywhites had a ten-point lead and still ended up finishing 4th – that proved costly too, as Chelsea’s victory in the Champions League that year shunted Spurs back down to the Europa League.

And last season, it looked almost inevitable that the days of ‘St Totteringham’s Day’ – Arsenal fans’ annual celebration of the moment when it’s confirmed they’ll be finishing above them – were over.

A run of just two points from Spurs’ last four games put paid to that.

It could all come down to when the two sides meet on April 30.

Arsenal face Manchester City before then, a game in which – on current form – they’re likely to struggle.

Spurs face away games to Burnley and Swansea, but both sides have to face Man United in the final weeks of the season, so it will be difficult for either of them to enjoy a flawless run-in.

Then again, Arsenal haven’t been in this big a crisis for a long time. This could finally be the year.