Sol Campbell really has not made a U-turn on Tottenham

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Sol Campbell now believes Tottenham will finish above Arsenal... but still fall short to Leicester.

Speaking to SportLobster after the North London derby, former England international Sol Campbell believes Spurs will finish above rivals Arsenal.

Has he changed his mind after his critical comments made last month about the team? Not quite.

Campbell expects both of his former clubs to lose out ultimately to league leaders Leicester City, who extended their advantage by beating Watford at the weekend.

He said: "I think the league trophy is headed to Leicester. Spurs to finish second, Arsenal third, and Manchester City will occupy the final Champions League place. If that happens it will be the best footballing story of the Premier League era and fair play to them."

Campbell previously criticised Tottenham in an earlier SportLobster blog in which he claimed they did not have enough winners in their squad to pull off a title win.

So by predicting them to finish above Arsenal has he made a U-turn, or is he just losing faith in the Gunners?

It seems he is losing heart for the chances of both teams in the title race, going onto add that he believes Leicester must lose several of their remaining games if they are to miss out on the title.

He said: "The Foxes have an easier run in on paper than Arsenal and Spurs and the way I see it is they’d have to lose 4 or 5 games if they’re not going to finish top."

With nine games to go, Spurs are five points behind Leicester City and Arsenal a further eight points back.

Campbell commented that he saw the same inexperience which he saw as a flaw in the side, come back to bite the team at a crucial moment, as they failed to press home a 2-1 lead, drawing the game 2-2.

He said: "Tottenham, they did well to control the game but poor deliveries into the box prevented them from really threatening during the first half and perhaps their high percentage of possession lulled them into false sense of security. Tottenham aren’t used to going into this fixture as favourites and I think that cost them."

Over the course of the game Tottenham only edged the possession stats, controlling 52 per cent, but his criticism of their crossing really help up. From 26 attempts Spurs players found a teammate just five times.

He added: "I have to say, Harry Kane’s goal to take the lead was absolutely fantastic and from that winning position Tottenham will be frustrated and annoyed not to have won the game."

Campbell's suggestion Tottenham will finish above Arsenal is not an indication he believes in their title chances, and will have to be proved wrong by Mauricio Pochettino's side.

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