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Arsenal take advantage as Tottenham drift in top-four betting but West Ham are weekend’s big winners

Champions League spot looks a long way off now for Spurs, say the bookies - even with a new man at the helm.

The delicate balance in north London means that when things are going badly for Arsenal, then things must be going well for Tottenham and vice versa.

Three games into the season, Nuno Espirito Santo was Manager of the Month and Spurs were looking down on the rest of the Premier League after three wins from three.

In contrast, with Arsenal pointless,#artetaout was trending and Mikel Arteta was odds on to be the first boss shown the door.

How good would Spurs be once Harry Kane was back in the starting line-up we all wondered.

Well, the answer to that one, is not very, and as Arsenal eked out a few hard-earned victories, so Nuno found himself under pressure as #nunoout hit the trending lists.

Back-to-back losses against West Ham and Vitesse only served to crank up the pressure.

And in Saturday's battle of the beleaguered bosses it was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who earned a stay of execution courtesy of Manchester United's 3-0 win.

The defeat signalled the end for Nuno, with the axe falling on Monday and Antonio Conte reportedly waiting in the wings.

Conte was originally thought to be eyeing the Manchester United job, believing the Tottenham project to be too big a task, something the bookies certainly appear to agree with.

For, following Saturday's loss, Spurs are now 9/1 with Planet Sport Bet to finish inside the Premier League top four, having been 5/1 going into the game.
Manchester United are 8/15 to clinch a Champions League spot, while Arsenal, up to sixth on the back of a run of five wins and two draws from their last seven, are in from 9/2 to 7/2.
But while Gunners fans are revelling in the misfortunes of their north London rivals, it is another club from the capital who are making a determined assault on the top four they should be most worried about.

West Ham's 4-1 thrashing of Aston Villa on Sunday lifted them level on points with third-placed Manchester City and saw their odds on a top-four finish tumble from 8/1 to 6s.

David Moyes' side are now as short as 5/4 to make the top six after picking up 12 points from their last 15.

Meanwhile, at the top, it is Chelsea who continue to lead the way, with Thomas Tuchel's men cut from 11/4 to 2/1 for the title after their win at Newcastle.

Man City are out to 11/8 from 10/11, with Liverpool unchanged at 5/2.

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