Harry Redknapp claims Arsenal are miles behind Tottenham ahead of north London derby

Harry Redknapp claims Tottenham are now miles ahead of their rivals Arsenal
Harry Redknapp claims Tottenham are now miles ahead of their rivals Arsenal (Picture: Getty)

Harry Redknapp believes there is ‘no comparison’ between the squads of north London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal with the balance of power having firmly shifted in favour of his former side.

Spurs go into Sunday’s derby as Premier League pacesetters following a highly impressive start to the new campaign, while Arsenal could be as low as 15th in the table come kick-off should Crystal Palace win at struggling West Brom.

Mikel Arteta is under increasing pressure with side in the midst of a dreadful run of form which culminated in last weekend’s defeat against Wolves.

Redknapp did his bit to close the gap between the two rivals during his time at White Hart Lane but it took the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino to finally help Spurs supplant the Gunners and with Jose Mourinho at the helm, the 72-year-old’s former side look well placed to remain top dogs in north London for some time yet.

He told talkSPORT: ‘Tottenham have got a good squad. They’ve got strength in depth, they’ve got two internationals for every position, it’s a very different looking Tottenham squad and it’s very strong.

‘I think they’ve got a real chance [of winning the title]. The two squads now, there’s no comparison, for me. I think Tottenham have gone way in front of Arsenal as a team.

‘I think Arsenal are where I expected them to be, I think they’ll finish up in the top seven or eight, but just about.

‘Arteta has got a long job on his hands, I like him but it’s not an easy one, and I think their team is well short.

‘I’ve watched them over the last few weeks and I wouldn’t compare them with Tottenham, I think Tottenham will be too strong for Arsenal.’

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