The last two seasons in the Premier League have seen one city monopolise the first and second position in England's top footballing division.

Manchester United and their rivals City have exchanged places at the top of the league over the last two seasons as their London rivals, Arsenal and Chelsea, fell by the wayside.

But now the tables are turning. With the two Manchester clubs faltering early on, a new part of England is looking to take over the top places.

Arsenal and Tottenham are currently sharing the top spot in the Premier League, with the Gunners only top with a greater goal difference.

Manchester United lie five points behind in eighth whilst City sit with 10 points in third.

Both Arsenal and Spurs have looked impressive in the opening games of the season.

For Spurs, it will be a nice surprise to start so well after fans feared the worst following the sale of Gareth Bale.

However, the money has been excellently reinvested and a new-look Tottenham looks stronger than ever under the stewardship of Andre Villas-Boas.

They have conceded just two goals so far and have won four out of five of their opening games, only losing out to Arsenal away from home 1-0.

Down Seven Sisters Road and things are looking just as rosy for Arsene Wenger's Arsenal.

Mesut Ozil stands as a superb marquee signing for Arsenal and the Premier League, whilst the rejuvenation of Aaron Ramsey, coupled with the return of Mathieu Flamini, has left Arsenal with arguably the best midfield in the league.

Ozil shined on his home debut against Stoke, assisting every goal and showing the league that a tougher, more ruthless Arsenal is ready to challenge for trophies again.

Chelsea and Manchester United have both had a stuttering start under their new managers. Jose Mourinho is struggling to get his team selections right whilst David Moyes looks to be struggling under mounting pressure at Old Trafford.

It all looks set for a famous north London one-two finish in the Premier League this season. But, if it were to happen, who would come first and who would come second?

Both teams look strong, but if Tottenham's signings come good, and Arsenal fail to strengthen in January, expect AVB's Lillywhites to outgun their north London rivals.

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