Sky Sports pundit Jamie O’Hara has revealed his top-four prediction and who he thinks will finish higher between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur in the upcoming campaign.
Last season was a bittersweet one for us Arsenal fans. After three consecutive defeats at the start of the campaign, we were stuck at the bottom of the Premier League table. A top 10 finish looked doubtful at that point, but we turned our season around brilliantly.
With just three games left in the campaign, Arsenal were in the driving seat to finish fourth, but Spurs pipped us to the final Champions League spot. Can we get our revenge this season? O’Hara doesn’t think so.
Jamie O’Hara predicts who will finish higher – Arsenal or Tottenham
Manchester City won the Premier League last season and Liverpool finished just one point behind them. Chelsea and Tottenham ended the campaign in third and fourth respectively, while we ended up in fifth.
When asked for his top-four prediction for the upcoming campaign, O’Hara said on Sky Sports: “I mean, Manchester City are going to run away with it this season, I think. Liverpool second.
“Spurs are going to finish third and Arsenal are going to finish fourth.
“Chelsea are out of the top four and going to finish fifth.”
The Insider’s View:
It’s always tricky to get predictions right before the start of the new season, but the one thing we can all agree on is that the top two spots will be between Liverpool and Manchester City.
The fight for the next two Champions League places will involve at least four teams – Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United. The likes of West Ham and Leicester could have a say in this as well.
The two favourites, as things stand, are definitely Arsenal and Spurs. The North London duo have strengthened incredibly well this summer, and unless Chelsea pull off two or three massive signings in the coming weeks, there’s a good chance they’ll struggle.
As for who will finish higher between us and Tottenham, the world thinks it’s Spurs because of the number of quality players they’ve brought in. However, that puts immense pressure on them, and we all know how they can crumble when their backs are against the wall.
If things click for Arsenal, we should be able to get the better of them this season.