Glenn Hoddle suggests why Tottenham Hotspur might have the edge over Arsenal in title race

Harry Redknapp with Glenn Hoddle at QPR training

Spurs appear to be in a title fight this season.

The Premier League title race is certainly hotting up at the moment.

Leicester City remain in the mix. Manchester City remain the favourites among many but at the moment it is Arsenal who lead the way.

The Gunners are therefore being tipped by many to pick up the title this season - but Tottenham Hotspur should not be ruled out.

If Spurs beat Everton tomorrow they will remain well and truly in the hunt for a shock title triumph.

Although, it is not a surprise when you consider their results. They have lost just two games in the Premier League this season and former Spurs player and manager Glenn Hoddle has suggested one big difference between Arsenal and Tottenham in the title hunt.

He has suggested, in his Daily Mail column, that when Arsenal lose it is a 'meltdown' whilst Tottenham have been unlucky in their defeats to Manchester United and Newcastle United.

He stated:

"In this extraordinary season, with Chelsea falling by the wayside, Manchester United weaker than ever, Manchester City inconsistent and even Arsenal prone to some awful performances, they have an opportunity which may not present itself again.

"In fact, I would go as far to say that other than Leicester City, Tottenham have been the most consistent side in the Premier League this season. Unlike Arsenal, their defeats haven’t been meltdowns.

"There have only been two, and one of those came from a last-minute Newcastle goal. The other was on the first day of the season at Manchester United. Their back four looks to be the best, having conceded the fewest goals this season — just 15."

Arsenal do have the ability to simply fall apart. They have lost 4-0 to Southampton and 3-0 to Sheffield Wednesday this season and when the going gets tough they have appeared to not have the mettle to survive - although the win against Newcastle yesterday was such a performance.

Tottenham meanwhile do have the consistency to pull through and if they only lose two more games in the league this season then Spurs will undoubtedly be in the title run-in.

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