Arsene Wenger gives his verdict on Tottenham
Arsene Wenger, the former long-standing manager of Arsenal, has shared his perspective on Tottenham Hotspur’s chances to secure the Premier League title this season.
Wenger, who experienced numerous North London derbies during his tenure with the Gunners, brings a unique viewpoint to the table.
In recent seasons, with a strong squad featuring the likes of Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min, Tottenham have consistently showcased their potential. Having lost their star striker Kane to Bayern Munich earlier in the summer, pundits were skeptical about giving Spurs any chance to be considered among the teams vying for the trophy this term.
However, the arrival of Ange Postecoglou and his attacking style of football has taken Spurs to an absolutely different dimension. They have certainly gained a new lease of life under the Aussie manager and are currently top of the table after ten matches.
Wenger admitted that he considers Spurs to be one of the leading contenders in contention for the Premier League title. He believes the signings of James Maddison and Micky van de Ven have played a vital part in improving a young, talented squad.
Speaking on beIN Sports, as reported by Goal.com, Wenger said:
"“If I said after 10 games [they’d be] top of the league… You ask me, not a tricky question because I like always to say what I feel deeply, and I believe Tottenham will be one of the contenders for the league.‘They bought Maddison, who is a great player and who is that link from low midfield to high midfield, and added some technical creativity to the team. They bought Van de Ven, who I find exceptional. I find him absolutely exceptional. They had weaknesses there [at the back] and last year [Hugo] Lloris didn’t have the best of seasons as well. And overall, the movement from Son into the middle looks very good.”"
Tottenham maintained their undefeated run with an impressive 2-1 win at Crystal Palace last Friday, which took them two points clear of North London rivals Arsenal with eight wins and two draws.
Wenger also names Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool as the other three clubs on course for the Premier League title aspirations.
"The renowned ex-Arsenal manager added: “For the Premier League, I would say Arsenal for me, Liverpool, Tottenham, [Manchester] City of course will always come back. They look like the four at the moment for the Premier League.”"
Wenger’s insights are highly respected, making his opinion on Tottenham Hotspur’s title hopes particularly noteworthy.
The 74-year-old French manager’s verdict serves as a reminder that the journey to Premier League success is a long and arduous one. While talent is essential, consistency, resilience, and experience play pivotal roles. Whether Spurs can fulfill their title ambitions this term will be a captivating storyline to follow.