Tottenham finally set to OVERTAKE Arsenal in UEFA rankings for the first time in 29 YEARS as Spurs’ spot in Europa Conference League sees them leapfrog the spiralling Gunners
- Tottenham start their Europa Conference League marketing campaign on Thursday
- The north Londoners face a visit to Stade Rennes in the third-tier competitors
- Arsenal failed to qualify for any European soccer final season amid their disaster
- Spurs will go above their rivals in the UEFA rankings by way of the competitors
The imploding Gunners had been backside of the Premier League earlier than edging Norwich 1-0 on Saturday, having failed to qualify for European competitors final season in their worst league marketing campaign this century.
Jose Mourinho left Spurs in a large number final time period and so they solely managed seventh, which was nonetheless sufficient to qualify for the model new Europa Conference League.
Tottenham will overtake Arsenal in the UEFA rankings on Thursday after they play Renees
The collapse beneath Mikel Arteta has seen Arsenal fall behind for the first time this century
Though journeys to Stade Rennes, Vitesse and Slovenian top-flight facet NS Mura will merely be a nuisance for Nuno Espirito Santo, the competitors for European minnows does earn Spurs some bragging rights over their neighbours.
The UEFA rankings are based mostly on outcomes inside the final 5 years, with Arsenal sitting twelfth and Spurs thirteenth earlier than the large European kick-off this week.
Espirito Santo’s facet can be awarded bonus factors for every spherical they surpass all through the competitors, with two factors for a victory and one for a draw.
Arsenal are unable improve their whole of 80.0 till at the least subsequent season and Spurs, alongside Roma, are favourites to win the competitors.
Arsenal had been sitting backside of the league earlier than edging Norwich, and are not in Europe
Spurs start their Europa Conference League marketing campaign on Thursday, incomes bonus factors
The rankings are lead by Bayern Munich with Liverpool the main English membership in third-place, whereas Chelsea lie fifth after lifting the Champions League and UEFA Super Cup this 12 months.
For merely gaining a gaggle stage place the north Londoners will transfer onto 80.5 factors, after coming by way of their two-legged qualifying sport towards Pacos Ferreira
The final time Spurs lead the Gunners in the European rankings was 1991-92, and highlights the Gunners’ unhappy fall from grace.
A Martin Odegaard-inspired Arsenal beat Spurs 2-1 in the most up-to-date North London derby however the membership who’ve historically been caught in their rivals’ shadow are finally on prime.
Spurs have gained six derbies, whereas Arsenal have taken 4 since 2015 – with 5 attracts.
Espirito Santo’s males race Rennes first, travelling to France on Thursday for the match earlier than going through a crucial London derby towards Chelsea at dwelling. Arsenal play Burnley on Saturday.