Arsenal climb above Tottenham, now bookies have their say on top North London team

Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger (L) speaks to fourth official Andre Marriner after they concede their third goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester...

Arsenal are above Tottenham in the Premier League table.

Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger (L) speaks to fourth official Andre Marriner after they concede their third goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester...

Arsenal have climbed above Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League table thanks to their narrow win over Burnley.

Spurs were backed by many pundits to claim a win over Arsenal in the North London derby a fortnight ago but these predictions fell flat as they were beaten 2-0 at The Emirates.

They followed this up with a limp 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion at the weekend, while Arsenal beat Burnley.

This converted a four point deficit for Arsenal heading into the derby into a one point lead for the Gunners.

Nacho Monreal of Arsenal, Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur and Shkodran Mustafi of Arsenal in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates...

Despite Arsenal holding the advantage, Tottenham are favourites with the bookies to finish higher.

SkyBet rate Tottenham as fourth favourites at 8/13 to secure a top four finish, with Arsenal behind even Liverpool at 11/10.

Spurs are being rated as 50/1 to win the title, while Arsenal are 66/1.

Manchester City are 1/10 favourites with Manchester United 14/1.

Tottenham will be hoping their recent slip behind Arsenal is indeed just a temporary blip, but really it is worrying that this has become a focus again.

Spurs had hoped to be pushing to win the title, but that seems a distant prospect at this point and the season has not even reached the halfway mark.

 

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