North London Club Tottenham is expected to overtake London Rival club Arsenal in the UEFA ranks for the first time in 29 years due to Arsenal’s failure to qualify for the European Championships last season.
Arsenal fell to a disappointing 8th place in the Premier League last season, one point left by Hotspurs in the 7th. This meant the Gunners completely missed out on Europe, with Tottenham Hotspurs securing a place in the first UEFA Europa Conference League.
While the competition could deter Nuno Espirito Santo’s team from the Premier League this season, their involvement will elevate Arsenal to the UEFA club coefficients before the end of the season.
The Gunners currently sit 12th on the list – based on European results five years ago – with 80 points, just two points ahead of their rivals north of London. However, as Arsenal will not improve their numbers this season, the Spurs will soon overtake them.