Wenger says Tottenham are real contenders for the title

Arsene Wenger says Tottenham are real contenders for the Premier League title as former Arsenal boss hails signings of James Maddison and Micky van de Ven

  • Tottenham sit two points clear at the top of the Premier League after 10 games
  • Friday’s 2-1 victory at Crystal Palace saw the club maintain their lead
  • Listen to the latest episode of Mail Sport’s podcast ‘It’s All Kicking Off!’

Arsenal Wenger has seen enough from Tottenham to believe they will be real contenders for the Premier League this season.

Spurs have been reborn under new manager Ange Postecoglou and sit top of the table after 10 matches.

Friday’s win at Crystal Palace leaves the London club two points clear of local rivals Arsenal with eight wins and two draws in the top flight this term.

‘I like always to say what I feel, really,’ Wenger said on beIN Sports. ‘Deeply, I believe Tottenham will be one of the contenders for the league.

‘They bought James Maddison, who is a great player. He is that link from low midfield to high midfield and added some technical creativity to the team

Arsene Wenger believes Tottenham are real contenders for the Premier League title

Spurs beat Crystal Palace 2-1 on Friday night to stay top of the Premier League table

‘They bought Micky Van de Ven, who I find absolutely exceptional. They had weaknesses there and last season [Hugo] Lloris had not the best of seasons as well. And the movement from Son into the middle looks very good.’

However, Wenger thinks a number of teams are in the race this season. 

‘For the Premier League, I would say Arsenal for me, Liverpool, Tottenham, [Manchester] City of course will always come back,’ he said. ‘They look like the four… at the moment for the Premier League.’

Arsenal, Liverpool and City kept the pressure on with wins over Sheffield United, Nottingham Forest and Manchester United respectively.  


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