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Arsenal legend Ian Wright admits Tottenham ARE title contenders


Arsenal legend Ian Wright admits Tottenham ARE title contenders as he’s put on the spot by Gary Lineker after Spurs swept aside Manchester City

  • Ian Wright conceded Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham are in the title race this season 
  • Spurs secured impressive 2-0 home victory over Manchester City on Saturday 
  • Ex-Gunners man was put on the spot by Match of the Day host Gary Lineker

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has conceded that Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham are in the title race this season.

Spurs secured an impressive 2-0 home victory over Manchester City on Saturday – a victory which took them to the Premier League summit.

Wright, who made more than 250 appearances for the Gunners, was put on the spot by BBC’s Match of the Day host Gary Lineker, who asked him whether Tottenham can challenge for the title.

Tottenham secured a 2-0 victory over Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday

Ex-Arsenal striker Ian Wright conceded Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham are in title race this season

‘Yeah looking at that,’ Wright said.

‘Especially if teams are going to give them that much space, they’re going to hurt people.’

Wright’s fellow pundit Alan Shearer concurred, he said: ‘With the unpredictability of this season and the way Spurs dismantled City today, with the injuries Liverpool has, yes they are definitely.’

Mourinho's plan for Pep Guardiola's side was executed to perfection by his players

Mourinho’s plan for Pep Guardiola’s side was executed to perfection by his players

Mourinho’s plan for Pep Guardiola’s side was executed to perfection by his players with goals from Son Heung-min and Giovani Lo Celso ensuring they went home with all three points.

Tottenham have not lost since their 1-0 home defeat by Everton on the opening weekend of the season in September and lead the way by two points. However they will be overtaken if Leicester win at Liverpool on Sunday. 

Mourinho was at pains to play down Tottenham’s title chances.

‘People cannot expect us to come here and after one season we are fighting for the title,’ he said. ‘We are not fighting for the title, we are just fighting to win every match. But we are going to lose matches, we are going to draw matches.’

Wright made more than 250 appearances for Tottenham's north London rivals Arsenal

Wright made more than 250 appearances for Tottenham’s north London rivals Arsenal

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