Neville wrote in the Mail on Sunday ahead of the North London derby: "Throughout Wenger’s time in England, Arsenal have probably been quite comfortable that ultimately Tottenham will conform to type and fail. But now you feel Arsenal must be more uncomfortable than ever before. In the past, Arsenal have always been far superior to Tottenham and, although on occasions Tottenham came close to them — notably in 2005-06 — you never felt they had the class to finish above them.
"A measure of how times are changing is that Tottenham should be disappointed if they don’t finish above Arsenal this season. This really is Tottenham’s opportunity to make Arsenal suffer and for Villas-Boas to achieve something no Tottenham manager has done for 18 years."