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Tottenham or Arsenal? Jose Mourinho predicts wholl have north London bragging rights this season

The Portuguese coach was at the Emirates for Sundays derby (Picture: Getty)

Jose Mourinho believes Tottenham will still finish above Arsenal this season despite throwing away a two-goal lead in the north London derby on Sunday.

The two rivals played out a thrilling 2-2 draw at the Emirates, with the visitors going ahead thanks to a close-range finish from Christian Eriksen after a weak save from Bernd Leno before a typically powerful penalty from Harry Kane.

But Arsenal fought back well, with Alexandre Lacazette kick-starting the recovery on the stroke of half-time with a booming finish before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tapped home a cross in the second half.

Jose Mourinho predicts whether Tottenham or Arsenal will finish higher this season
The Gunners rallied from two goals down thanks to Lacazette and Aubameyang (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal had much the better of the play in the second period – and had a third goal ruled out for offside – though Mourinho feels Spurs showed enough in the match that they can finish third this season.

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Asked who will finish higher and claim north London bragging rights this season, Mourinho told Sky Sports: I still think Tottenham.

Its Man City and Liverpool and I still think Spurs are the third-best team. However, I like many things in the Arsenal squad.

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Jamie Redknapp is also backing Spurs to finish ahead of Arsenal for a fourth straight season but warned that they need to improve markedly.

He explained: I am going to go with Spurs because I think they will get better.

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