Tottenham coach Harry Redknapp belives the Gunners cannot stand up to the experience of Chelsea or Manchester United and will fail in the Premier League title race.
The Spurs coach has wound up the Arsenal camp ahead of Saturday’s derby clash at the Emirates stating they lack experience and hope to replace them in the Premier League table.
“I think Arsenal are potential winners but personally I donâ€™t think they will win it, that’s only my opinion,” says Redknapp.
â€I’m not writing them off, they’ve got a good chance. But I think the winners will come from Chelsea or Manchester United. That’s how I see it personally, I’ve been wrong a million times before, I could well be wrong but I see those two.â€
Redknapp believes the Wengerâ€™s players are still not competent enough of facing Chelsea or United.
â€œThey’re not an experienced team; it’s still a young team, a fantastic young team,â€ he added.
â€œChelsea and Man United, they have the players who have been there and done it all. They were a part of the full course in the championship race and that’s where I think the winners will come from. And Liverpool, I’m not writing them off but I do fancy one of the two.”
Spurs last beat Arsenal in the league ten years ago back in November 1999. They also drew both league games against each other last season, the first being the infamous 4-4 draw back in October.
With key players Aaron Lennon, Luka Modric and Jermain Defoe missing for the trip to the Emirates, Redknapp will be calling on Peter Crouch and ex-Arsenal midfielderDavid Bentley to come into the side and cause problems against a Gunners defence which has leaked 13 goals in nine games this season.