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Jamie O'Hara predicts where Arsenal will finish, behind Aston Villa and Everton

Jamie O’Hara has told 90Min Football that Arsenal will finish behind Aston Villa and Everton this season, predicting them to finish in 11th or 12th.

Arsenal and Tottenham go head to head on Sunday in the first North London derby of the season, at The Emirates. Both sides are indifferent.

Arsenal suffered three straight league defeats, before winning the last two. The opposite for Spurs – winning the first three and losing the next two.

However, both sides won in the third round of the Carabao Cup this week. Arsenal beating Wimbledon, Spurs knocked Wolves out on penalties.

Tottenham-supporting pundit and ex-Spurs midfielder O’Hara told Paul Merson on 90Min that he sees Arsenal finishing in 11th or 12th.

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“I think you’re on page two mate,” O’Hara told Merson. “You’re going to be in and around Newcastle. Tottenham will finish in fifth.

“Tottenham, Leicester, West Ham, Everton, Aston Villa – that’s tenth,” Merson asked if O’Hara sees Arsenal above Villa and Everton, to which he replied: “No way, you having a laugh?”

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O’Hara on Arsenal: Where will Gunners end up this season?

Arsenal fans would have been fearing the worst when they first started the season. Three straight losses, the Gunners looked bereft of ideas.

But the defence looks much more solid of late, even with a bit of a nasty streak. Ben White and Gabriel are beginning to form a solid partnership.

There is plenty of work to be done at The Emirates. But the plan is in place, the identity is there for all to see and Mikel Arteta is being trusted.

However, to claim that Arsenal will finish in the bottom half of the table is surely just O’Hara looking for a nibble. They can challenge for Europe.

Spurs, Leicester and West Ham are better-placed to finish above Arsenal outside of the top four – but Arsenal are capable of achieving eighth.

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