Ian Wright explains why he wants Leicester to finish above Tottenham

Ian Wright

Ian Wright says he can't live in a world where Tottenham are Premier League champions.

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has told The Sun that he would love Leicester to finish above Tottenham - just so Spurs can't win the Premier League.

Tottenham currently sit in fourth place in the Premier League table, and are just four points behind league leaders Arsenal after their 2-1 win at Watford on Monday.

Mauricio Pochettino's men are certainly candidates for a top four finish, but some fans are now starting to dream of a shock title victory.

With the Premier League's tightest defence, superb midfielders such as Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Mousa Dembele and Christian Eriksen, as well as a prolific striker in Harry Kane, Tottenham appear to have everything in their squad to make them a title challenger.

With Chelsea struggling, Manchester United flattering to deceive and Manchester City yet to really hit top gear, Tottenham will feel this could be their year - but so will Leicester City.

Last season's strugglers have enjoyed a remarkable season so far, as with 11 wins and just two defeats from 19 games, the Foxes are joint-top of the Premier League alongside Arsenal.

Many have expected Claudio Ranieri's men to fall away, but they head in to 2016 sitting second in the table - and Ian Wright wants to see them win the title, or at least finish above Tottenham.

Ex-Arsenal striker Wright has told The Sun that he is worried Tottenham will win the Premier League, and claims he can't live in a world where Spurs sit at the top of English football - and believes that Leicester may be his best hope of having a team finish above Tottenham this season, preventing them from winning the Premier League.

"I don't think I can live in a world where Tottenham are the champions," said Wright. "Which is why I’m one of the people who would rejoice if Leicester complete a fairytale triumph. I’m definitely not deserting Arsenal after tipping them at the start of the season."

"And seeing them in first place going into 2016 gives me a nice glow. But I have to admit Spurs have got me worried. This is the most ridiculously unpredictable season I have ever known, so you can’t take anything for granted. And if Arsenal can’t finish above Spurs, then for the sake of my sanity, someone else has to. With Manchester City proving inconsistent, Leicester could be my best hope," he added.

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