Paul Merson: Tottenham Hotspur will miss out on the top four, finish below Arsenal

Mauricio Pochettino, manager of Spurs looks on prior to the Pre-Season Friendly match beween Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus at Wembley Stadium on August 5, 2017 in London, England.

Tottenham Hotspur are currently in fifth place in the Premier League table.

Paul Merson answers questions during Gillette Soccer Saturday Live with Jeff Stelling on March 19, 2012 at the Bournemouth International Centre in Bournemouth, England.

Paul Merson has told Sky Sports that he believes Tottenham Hotspur will miss out on the top four this season.

Spurs were widely tipped to retain their Champions League place this term, but questions have been asked of Mauricio Pochettino’s side recently.

Spurs’ form at Wembley has been poor, with Pochettino’s men dropping points again at the weekend, when they could only manage a draw with West Bromwich Albion.

And Merson feels that Tottenham could now miss out on making it into the top four.

Ex footballer Paul Merson enjoying  day two of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 11, 2015 in Cheltenham, England.

He said: “I think Tottenham could miss out on the Champions League, they need to be careful. I think Arsenal will make the top four, but only if Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil both stay in January. But if they do not, then that top-four order will change again as I would not give them a hope of making the top four.

“I am not saying Arsenal are a better team than the others [Spurs and Liverpool], I am just saying I think the others will lose focus the way it is going.”

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks dejected after the Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on October 28, 2017 in...

Tottenham have slipped out of the top four, after their draw with West Brom at the weekend.

Spurs are already 13 points behind league leaders Manchester City, with their home form becoming of some concern.

Tottenham have still been in very strong on their travels this term, and they are in action away from Wembley again this evening.

Spurs take on Leicester City at the King Power Stadium later today, and a victory would elevate them back into the the top four places.

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