Despite languishing outside the top ten at the moment, Tottenham are favourites to finish above Arsenal when this season comes to an end, according to Danny Murphy.
The former Spurs star believes that the struggles of Tottenham will come to an end before the season finishes and Mauricio Pochettino’s side would end the campaign higher than the Gunners.
Arsenal finished above Spurs for 24 years until 2017 when the tables turned and they have now finished ahead of Arsenal in the last three seasons and even reached the Champions League final last season.
Spurs are currently 14th on the league table, but it is just three points that separate them from the underperforming Arsenal.
Murphy admits that there are obvious problems at Spurs and that their manager is struggling to get his best starting XI, however, he believes the problems at Arsenal are bigger than the ones at Spurs and the latter would get better soon.
“I don’t think [Pochettino’s] got a best team anymore, I don’t think he’s got a set formation that he sticks with, which he used to,” Murphy said on talkSPORT.
“Two years ago Tottenham played 4-2-3-1 generally. That season where they had [Mousa] Dembele and [Victor] Wanyama holding, then [Eric] Dier took [Victor] Wanyama’s place, but fundamentally it was the same.
“Two defenders helping out [Jan] Vertonghen and [Toby] Alderweireld. A box of four players that was really solid.
“They had the joint best defensive record for two years. They had good full-backs, selling [Kieran] Trippier and not replacing him was a strange one.
“I think he’s trying to recover their form but instead of simplifying it, he’s complicating it.
“I think there’s a lot of players there who are struggling on confidence.
“Saying that, I still think they’re in a better situation than Arsenal, which will please a lot of Arsenal fans I’m sure.
“I think they’ll finish above Arsenal.”