Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas suggests Arsenal have benefited from an easy start to the Premier League campaign, reports The London Evening Standard.

Arsene Wenger's men are currently top of the league with 19 points after eight games, but Spurs are the only top side the Gunners have played so far.

Arsenal walked away with all three points following a 1-0 victory at the Emirates Stadium, but Villas-Boas, who reminded his north London rivals there are four other big clubs to face in England, believes clashes with Chelsea and the two Manchester clubs will uncover their true title credentials.

“We will see the big fixtures coming now for Arsenal. They have only played us so far and they have both Chelsea and Manchester City to come, and Liverpool," he said.

“I suppose the fixture list at the moment is in favour of Manchester United as they have played all the big teams so far, apart from us, so that will give them a chance to bounce back, for sure.”

David Moyes' club are eight points off the pace at this stage, but the former Chelsea boss is reluctant to write off any of his domestic rivals with the current landscape of the Premier League table.

“The league looks extremely open. The team in 14th place has 10 points — only nine fewer than the leaders,” Villas-Boas added.

The White Hart Lane outfit, who have kept two clean sheets in their last two league fixtures, find themselves in fifth-place for now but face the Red Devils at home before a testing journey to Manchester City in just over a month.

Spurs also have to manage the hectic Europa League schedule, which sees them take on FC Sheriff tonight (Thursday).

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