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Tottenham overtake Arsenal for the first time

express: Tottenham have overtaken Arsenal in the revenue table for the first time, which could lead to more activity in the transfer market when the window does finally open this season. Tottenham reached the Champions League final last term and finished in the Premier League top four.

While Arsenal struggled, finishing fifth and losing to Chelsea in the Europa League final.

Tottenham announced revenue of £460m after earning £108m in gate receipts and prize money – up around £45m on the previous year.

Arsenal are believed to have earned around £65m less, according to the Times.

Tottenham spent £1billion on their new stadium, finally moving in this season and have benefited from the increased income it has brought. However the club’s profit is down from £113m to £69m.

Neither team have had a good season so far this time around and are waiting on the summer to bolster their squads after difficult campaigns where both have changed manager.

Unai Emery and Mauricio Pochettino were both axed after poor starts to the season with Mikel Arteta and Jose Mourinho replacing them.

Since the changes results have been mixed and they are currently both eighth and ninth in the table with just one point separating them. Arsenal, in ninth, also have a game in hand.

Both are also out of Europe after sobering defeats to Olympiakos and RB Leipzig.

Mourinho has made it clear he wants the season to end as soon as possible, and he may get his wish if the campaign is voided in today’s Premier League meeting.

The members are meeting this morning to discuss how they proceed with the coronavirus causing a suspension of the season.

Arteta tested positive for COVID-19 which appeared to spark the initial suspension, when the Premier League had previously been keen to carry on.

UEFA are keen for the leagues in Europe to be done by June 30, however that looks difficult when there are still no signs of when the virus will start to clear up.

Source: Published by express

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