Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are currently 14th in the table, whilst Arsenal, who were previously in 12th position at the close of play last season, have slipped to 13th.
The Gunners who missed out on European football for the first time in 25 years after finishing eighth in the Premier League last season – are unable to improve their position this campaign as a result of their absence from international competition.
Meanwhile, Spurs are involved in the Europa Conference League, a competition that they’re currently struggling in, but they can add to their total of 81 points – which is one more than Arsenal’s tally of 80 – in UEFA’s algorithm by qualifying for the next round.
After defeat to Eredivisie outfit Vitesse on Thursday night, the Lilywhites slipped to third in Group G, trailing to the Dutch side as well as Ligue 1 club Rennes.
However, their league form is slightly better than the Gunners’ at the moment, as Mikel Arteta’s team trail Spurs by one point in England’s top flight.
If either of the two north London sides end up qualifying for the Europa League or Champions League this season, then their position is bound to improve, but until then, they’ll have to be content with how they currently line-up.
Meanwhile, British super teams Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea have been tipped to top spot by Bundesliga outfit Bayern Munich, who currently have 122 points.
Although City and Chelsea reached the final of the Champions League last season, Bayern have reached at least the quarter-finals in nine of the last ten seasons, winning Europe’s biggest competition in 2020.