‘Arsenal will slip up’ – pundit makes top four prediction as you ‘have to back Spurs’

Jamie O’Hara thinks Arsenal “will slip up” during the Premier League run-in and he has backed Tottenham Hotspur to finish in the top four.

The Gunners sit fourth in the table with four games to go. Their form dipped at the start of April as they were beaten by Crystal Palace, Brighton and Southampton.

They have responded in recent weeks though, with them picking up victories over Chelsea, Man Utd and West Ham.

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Fifth-placed Tottenham are chasing them down. Antonio Conte’s side returned to winning ways on Sunday as they got the better of Leicester City.

The rivals meet in a vital North London derby at The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium next week.

O’Hara has made an early prediction for the derby. He thinks “you have to back Spurs” to win given that they are at home:

“Arsenal will slip up. I think they’ve got tough games,” O’Hara told talkSPORT.

“I think [Tottenham] have got one more tough game, and then it’s the North London Derby. That’s like a cup final which could go either way.

“I just have to back Spurs, surely you have to back Spurs under the lights, at home, against Arsenal.”

Ray Parlour then chimed in: “It’s quite funny you saying Arsenal will crumble, Spurs do it every year!”

Meanwhile, Jamie Redknapp has praised Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta for his decision to give the captain’s armband to Martin Odegaard in recent weeks.

“Xhaka was captain for a while, didn’t really work, [then] Aubameyang, then they give it to Lacazette. It was almost that no one wanted to be.

“But giving it to Odegaard, it feels right for me. He may not be the most vocal but when you watch him play, he organises people, he plays the right pass. He’s a lovely player to watch.

“You can see from Mikel Arteta’s point of view, he’s almost his manager on the pitch. It might be one where, he’s there for the future, he’s a fantastic player, good type of guy as well. It’s a masterstroke from Arteta.”


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