Redknapp: Spurs can leapfrog Arsenal THIS season - is he right?

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Former Tottenham Hotspur boss believes the balance of power in North London could soon be shifting.

The distance between Arsenal and local rivals Tottenham Hotspur has been cut to just eight points after Arsenal's humbling 5-1 defeat against Liverpool and Tottenham's advantageous victory over Everton at the weekend.

With 13 match-days left in the current Premier League schedule, there is still 39 points to play for, with the Gunners still to visit the Lilywhite manor - a fixture that could be crucial to not only Arsenal's title aspirations, but the ambitions of those at Spurs to secure top four football and a consequential entrance into next season's Champions League competition.

For Harry Redknapp, a former manager at White Hart Lane, Tottenham could raise their objectives for the remainder of the season as there remains a 'possibility' of Spurs coming-from-behind to finish in a higher league position than their neighbours.

Speaking to talkSPORT, he said: 'I wouldn’t write Tottenham off from finishing above Arsenal. It’s still a possibility. They’ve got to go some, but it could still happen.

'Arsenal have still got to go to White Hart Lane.'

For either club, European football next season would be considered a good achievement yet both sides are on course to surpass that as Arsenal, regardless of the Anfield aberration, remain challengers for the league title and Spurs may well go one better than European qualification (Europa League) and go all-out for a top four (Champions League).

For their paths to cross in the division, it would take many more slip-ups like their Saturday blip before they fall from title-contending grace and outside of the top four.

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