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Neville: Spurs favourites for North London Derby

Gary Neville reckons Spurs go into tomorrow’s North London Derby against Arsenal as favourites.

However, the former Manchester United defender believes that a loss at the Emirates won’t necessarily be a big issue for Arsenal boss Unai Emery as it will give him a chance to learn more about his newly inherited squad.

“Tottenham will be the favourites, they are the better team at this moment and this is a game where, ultimately, Emery will know what impact this will have on their squad,” Neville wrote for Sky Sports.

“He will need a couple of transfer windows to really be able to get them challenging again, so even if Arsenal lose it’s not the end of the world because he’s only been in the job four or five months.”

“What it will do is tell him about his team, squad and the development of the players he’s got and also about the players he can trust in the future. The next three or four days will tell him a lot, he’ll learn about them, how they cope in the big matches.”

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