Tottenham winning title, or Arsenal's 1998 double: Carragher names better achievement

Jamie Carragher

Jamie Carragher says Tottenham winning the league would be the biggest title win since Blackburn Rovers.

Jamie Carragher has told The Mail that Tottenham winning the Premier League title in 2015/16 would eclipse Arsenal's 1998 double, and be the biggest title win since Blackburn Rovers in 1994/95.

Arsenal won the Premier League and FA Cup in Arsene Wenger's first full season in English football, but Carragher argues the foundation of this squad was laid by George Graham, with slightly detracts from the achievement.

Spurs are within five points of the Premier League summit, just losing ground at the weekend with a draw against the Gunners.

Carragher said: "It is why Tottenham are on the cusp of outstripping the other champions since 1992. Blackburn, in 1994-95, would perhaps come closest in terms of a story. They, though, can’t compare to Tottenham.

"What Arsene Wenger achieved in 1998 with the Double was phenomenal, as he did not spend big to recruit Patrick Vieira, Emmanuel Petit and Nicolas Anelka, but he inherited the defence from George Graham’s era — men who knew how to win a title — and a genius in Dennis Bergkamp."

It could be argued that Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino has inherited a few quality players himself, with Hugo Lloris, Jan Vertonghen and Mousa Dembele all signed before his arrival, while striker Harry Kane had been brought into the first team by Tim Sherwood the previous season.

Tottenham currently trail leaders Leicester City, whose achievement in winning the title would be even more of a feel good story, after only narrowly avoiding relegation in 2014/15.

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