Arsenal legend Paul Merson makes reluctant prediction about Tottenham Hotspur's title chances

Paul Merson

The Gunners hero believes if Spurs lose just two more games this season they will win the league.

Tottenham Hotspur go into the game with Everton tomorrow amid a growing sense of expectation surrounding Mauricio Pochettino's men.

They are currently in great form and are now being talked about as realistic title contenders for the first time.

They face serious competition from Manchester City and Leicester City - as well as their North London rivals Arsenal.

The Gunners currently top the league table but will be keeping one eye on their neighbours, who are creeping into contention.

The basis of their good league position is consistency. Tottenham have lost just two games in the first-half of the season.

One Arsenal legend feels that if they duplicate that form in the second half of the campaign then Tottenham will be champions.

Paul Merson told Soccer Saturday on Sky Sports yesterday (02/01/2016) that Spurs are serious title contenders, albeit with reluctance:

"I've watched Everton a lot this season. If they go to Everton and win at Everton I think they are big players.

"I really do. You start getting busy about Tottenham then and start thinking they have got every chance (of winning the league).

"If they lose two games from now until the end of the season they'll be league champions. They will be. Simple. If they lose two games they'll win it.

"It would be a gutter."

If Spurs were to only lose two more games this season however that would not guarantee them title glory.

Their main problem has been turning draws into victories this term and losing just four games in the league campaign counts for nothing if they go on to draw 16 - nobody has drawn more games than Spurs in the Premier League this season.

If however that knack has been sorted then Merson's worst nightmare may well come true.

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