The Spurs boss thinks the honeymoon period is over for the Gunners.
Up until the Champions League defeat to Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday Arsenal had been in superb form, but Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas thinks things will only get harder for the side now.
The Gunners top the Premier League after six wins from eight matches, but have a tricky run coming up that contains Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City, along with Chelsea in the League Cup.
This is coupled with the away leg of their European tie with Dortmund and Villas-Boas thinks the bubble could burst for Spurs’ north London rivals very soon.
“We will see the big fixtures coming now for Arsenal,” the 35-year-old was quoted by the Guardian.
“They have only played us so far and they have both Chelsea and Manchester City to come, and Liverpool.
“The league looks extremely open. The team in 14th place has 10 points – only nine fewer than the leaders.”
As for Tottenham, only four points separate themselves and Arsene Wenger’s men and with a host of new expensive talent at White Hart Lane, much is expected this term.
However, AVB will do well to remember last time the Portuguese coach said that Arsenal faced a tough struggle ahead, after Spurs had won the north London derby 2-1 back in March.
The manager said that Wenger’s side would go into a ‘negative spiral’ after the loss, but did not lose a game for the rest of the campaign and eventually pipped Villas-Boas’s side to fourth place and the Champions League by a single point.
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