Arsenal will finish fifth in the Premier League table whereas Tottenham will find themselves in seventh place. That is according to Robbie Savage who is impressed with Mikel Arteta’s work at the Gunners but doesn’t expect Spurs to fare any better.
Savage praised Arteta’s work at the Emirates after winning the FA Cup as well as the Community Shield and is amazed with how well he managed to transform the team’s faulty midfield.
The footballer-turned-pundit also advised Tottenham to concentrate on winning trophies as it has been 13 years since the last time they enjoyed any silverware.
Savage wrote in his column at the Daily Mirror: “Mikel Arteta has done unbelievably well to win the FA Cup and toughen up the Gunners’ soft centre since he took over from Unai Emery.
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“Arsenal have already beaten Liverpool, City and Chelsea on his watch, and if they get off to a good start, they could finish in the top four… although I think it’s too soon to talk about a title challenge.
“If they are as entertaining as the All Or Nothing documentary, Spurs will be worth watching.
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“But the meter is ticking over to 13 years without a trophy and they should prioritise the cups.
“Jose Mourinho did well to finish second with Manchester United in 2017 and it would be even more remarkable if he did it again with Spurs this season.”
Savage expects Liverpool to retain the Premier League title whereas Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could equal Mourinho’s record of best finish in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era by leading the Red Devils to second place.
Chelsea and Manchester City are tipped to finish third and fourth respectively despite their impressive transfer activity in the summer.
Savage added: “Jurgen Klopp is not the sort of manager to let the grass grow under his feet.
“They have stockpiled 196 points over the last two seasons and that defensive unit, with Virgil van Dijk at its heart, will be the foundation for more success. They have only lost four games out of the last 77 in the Premier League – that’s some going.
“I can’t wait to see United’s midfield three of Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba and new signing Donny van de Beek supplying the ammunition for Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial.
“Add a world-class centre-back and a top-class goalscorer and they will be the real deal
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