The former Tottenham boss has been discussing Arsenal and their north London rivals.
The pundit believes the size of Newcastle as a club makes life more difficult, rather than easing life for their players.
Sunderland will take on Leicester City in the Premier League this weekend.
The former Spurs captain says Dele Alli has an attitude which gives him "a little edge" to his game.
Steve Evans said that Leeds United dominated against Queens Park Rangers.
The Scot had a tough time at Villa Park and is going through a similar rough patch at Ewood Park.
Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Michal Zyro could be ruled out for up a year with injury.
West Ham United are currently in sixth place in the Premier League table.
Youngster Bailey Peacock-Farrell filled in for the Italian in midweek.
Tottenham Hotspur are currently in eighth place in the Barclay's under-21 Premier League standings.