Former Queens Park Rangers and Rangers midfielder Ray Wilkins said on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Thursday morning (March 3) that Arsenal would not win the Premier League title if they lose to Tottenham Hotspur this weekend.
Arsenal will take on Tottenham away from home at White Hart Lane in the North London derby on Saturday afternoon.
The Gunners are third in the league table at the moment with 51 points from 28 matches.
Arsene Wenger’s side are three points behind second-placed Tottenham and six points behind leaders Leicester City.
Former Chelsea and Manchester United midfielder Wilkins believes that if Arsenal lose to Spurs, then they will be kissing their title chances goodbye.
“I think if Tottenham were to beat them on Saturday lunchtime, I think that’s curtains for Arsenal,” said Wilkins on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Thursday morning (March 3).
Former Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas has also claimed that Arsenal’s title chances will be over if they lose the North London derby.
“It is so hard to predict anything in the Premier League this season that you could not say they would be completely out of it but, if Arsenal are beaten, then their title chances will be pretty close to zero,” Jenas told BBC Sport.
If Leicester win against Watford away from home at Vicarage Road on Saturday evening, then Arsenal will be nine points off the pace if they lose to Tottenham.
Even though there would still be some way to go this season, the Gunners would find it extremely hard to bridge the gap.