Arsenal fans will be able to celebrate St Totteringham’s Day once again this season if Jeremie Aliadiere’s prediction comes to fruition.
Former Gunners striker Aliadiere is confident his former club will leapfrog Tottenham to finish the Premier League season above their arch-rivals for the first time since 2016.
Spurs have finished above Arsenal in the two previous league campaigns but had suffered years of hurt prior to that and were forced to watch their north London neighbours toast the day they overtook them in the league.
Following Spurs’ 3-1 win over Leicester City at Wembley on February 10 the club had a 10-point cushion over the Gunners in the table.
However, a return of just one point from their subsequent four Premier League games – including a 1-1 home draw in the north London derby – has allowed Arsenal to close the gap to just a solitary point.
Gunners fans chanted that they were “coming for” Tottenham during their 2-0 win over Manchester United earlier this month and their former striker believes Unai Emery’s side will now overhaul their rivals.
Asked if the Gunners would finish above Spurs, Aliadiere told talkSPORT : “I believe so, yeah, I think they will.
“I think they will finish in the top four – I don’t know if they will be third or fourth – but I think, in my opinion, it is the safest bet of them playing Champions League.
“You’ve still got Chelsea in it and I think putting all your eggs in that basket [winning the Europa League] will be difficult.”
Asenal beat United in their last league game against a fellow member of the top-six – and Aliadiere believes their run-in will help them climb the table.
“I do think as well, they’ve got the easiest run compared to the other top teams,” he added.
“But, as you know, playing away at teams like Burnley won’t be easy games.
“And sometimes you think, you’ve got an easier game but it’s never easy at the end of the season.”