Ian Wright has admitted that seeing Tottenham win the Premier League title would break his heart, with Mauricio Pochettino’s men currently the only unbeaten side left in the top flight.
Spurs moved to within a point of league leaders Manchester City after beating them 2-0 at White Hart Lane on Sunday, inflicting a first Premier League defeat on Pep Guardiola’s men.
The Lilywhites have not finished above Arsenal in the league for over 20 years but Wright admits he would struggle should the unthinkable happen and Spurs lift a first league title since 1961.
“Look, you all know my Arsenal allegiance and it will break my heart forever if Spurs end up as champions,” he said via the Evening Standard.
“When they beat us 5-1 in the League Cup eight years ago it was bad enough – and my Tottenham supporting mates still tease me over that.
“Can you imagine what it would be like if they won the Premier League? I doubt I’d ever leave the house again.”
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Wright also feels Spurs have developed under Pochettino and have thrown off their reputation of failing to live up to expectations.
“This is a Spurs side who the rest of the Premier League should rightly be very afraid of facing. I said last year that something had changed at White Hart Lane under Pochettjno,” he added.
“They’re no longer happy being a pretty footballing side, one that can run you close but never really deliver when the chips are down.
“They are dynamic, a team that knows they can best anyone around – and do it consistently.”
While Tottenham mounted a serious challenge for the title last season they ultimately finished third, a point behind Arsenal, after draws against West Brom and Chelsea and a final day 5-1 thrashing by already-relegated Newcastle.