Former Arsenal defender Lee Dixon believes the Gunners' arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur can gatecrash the 'Big Four' this season, possibly at his old club's expense.
Spurs, who amassed only two points from their opening eight Premier League games last season, costing Juande Ramos his job, picked up three from their first game on Sunday, with an impressive victory against Liverpool, who lost just two league games in 2008/09.
And BBC pundit Dixon was quick to hail the display of Harry Redknapp's side.
“We must not take away how well Spurs played," he said.
“They were excellent and got their tactics absolutely right.”
And the ex-England international, who made more than 450 league appearances for the Gunners, believes the strength of Spurs' substitutes could even see them pushing for a Champions League place at the end of the campaign.
“If you consider they had Peter Crouch, Roman Pavlyuchenko and David Bentley on the bench, Jonathan Woodgate and Michael Dawson injured, they have got a strong squad that is capable of messing up a few of the top four on that performance,” he said.
“Spurs were strong at home last season and if they sort out their away form they will be a team to watch.”
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