Former Arsenal defender says: “Spurs will collapse, as usual.”

Former Arsenal player does not believe Spurs will fight for the title

After eight rounds of fixtures Arsenal see themselves locked in second place, behind their arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur on goal difference.

The two North London sides are the only remaining unbeaten teams in the Premier League this term, and many are wondering whether this will form into a title rivalry as the season progresses.

However, former Gunners defender Bacary Sagna has squashed that talk claiming that the white side of North London don’t have what it takes to triumph in the league.

Sagna told Paddy Power via Goal, “The title race will be between Arsenal and Manchester City, Spurs will collapse, as usual.”

“And that’s not just me speaking as an Arsenal fan. I don’t see them being consistent enough all season.”

The Frenchman went onto say that apart from Son Heung-min, who has scored an impressive six goals in the league, the team lacks players who can make a major impact throughout the season.

He continued, “Apart from Heung-Min Son, I don’t see anyone in that team that can lead the team or play a vital role in Spurs’ title race. I have respect for the players, and they play good football under a good coach, but the season is very long, and I don’t see them competing on a long-term basis.”

The former fullback who made 284 appearances for Arsenal from 2007 to 2014 concluded, “They started well, and they can qualify for the Champions League, but I don’t see them competing for the title.”

It’s still very early days to truly know who will be battling it out for the top prize this campaign. A title fight without Man City involved in it seems ridiculous.

Now, steadily and gradually Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal are putting themselves in that bracket. And that is visible to everyone.

Writer – Yash Bisht


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  1. Spurs can do it depending on how it’s favoured by the referees . Many times where by it was supposed to have a penalty and they ignore forristance on Arsenal and Liverpool.
    Even a blind would see those fauls committed in the goal area deserving penalties.

    1. Check out the var league table. Spurs literally bottom of the ‘big 6’ when it comes to var decisions against them. Arsenal 4th

      Liverpool, it will surprise nobody to learn, are top. By a mile

    2. Liverpool have gotten alot their way, look against fullham,when they won and i think it was against West ham when they won with a offside goal. liver fans cry alot when they dont get what they should,. Last year against Newcastle same happend but against Newcastle no Liverpool fans did cry then. I am a Tottenham supporter i would be surprised if we did end up at top. But i love to see we are different now than under Conte . And it would be fun to have 2 close rivals fighting at the top .

  2. This the same guy that played for Arsenal for 7 years and won a league cup runners up medal? Yeah, his opinion really matters

  3. Spurs will be happy with Bacary Sagna’s assessment that they will be in the top four. Given that Spurs finished eight last season, the style of football played and the facts that they have a new manager and have lost the best CF in England, their progress is outstanding.
    Given the lack of depth and strength of the Spurs’ squad, they will be hard pressed to remain injury free for the full season, to meet Sagna’s expectations let alone win the EPL.
    Much will depend on the support given by Levy to Postecoglou in the January window to strengthen the squad/first 11.

  4. One thing for sure they have slip in the title race through the back door early days yet, they seems a decent outfit with a decent coach.

  5. For me, Arsenal will be the closest to City again. City over the past 6 years have amassed the most points in the final stretch out of any teams in Europe’s top 5 leagues, this isn’t a coincidence. Even after losing their last 2, they will become a machine towards the end of where they also have a relatively easy run and will have returning players back fit. Arsenal will finish 2nd again in my opinion. Spurs have a thin squad and if Van De Ven, Son or Maddison get injured the gulf in the drop of quality compared to City or Arsenal is much larger. As a Spurs fan I just wanted to see progression after 4 years of stale defensive football. However, if (and it’s a big if) Postecoglou is backed properly, Spurs will be a problem for the rest of the league. Do your homework on Postecoglou to see why.

  6. Ignore totenham at your own peril. this is premier league and anything could happen, who knows they might finally shake off that monkey. We have to be careful and not drop points against smaller teams like previous season against soton, everton etc.

  7. If Arsenal was in City’s position by losing two games from their first eight games I would say straight away well that’s it we’re not winning it this season

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