Premier League

Tottenham to Overtake Arsenal in UEFA Rankings for the First Time in 29 Years

By Amreen
Tottenham are set to go above Arsenal in the Uefa rankings
Tottenham are set to go above Arsenal in the Uefa rankings / Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images

Tottenham will be ranked higher than Arsenal by UEFA for the first time since the formation of the Premier League following their appearance in the Conference League on Thursday.

The Gunners failed to qualify for Europe last season, and while Spurs finished seventh on the league table, it was still enough to see them enter the brand new Europa Conference League.

Spurs will be traveling to Stade Rennes, Vitesse, and NS Mura, and while the trips might be hectic for Nuno Espirito Santo and his men, the competition will earn them some bragging rights over their north-London neighbours.

UEFA rankings are based on results within the last five years, and Arsenal were ranked 12th while Spurs sat 13th. But that was before European football kicks off this week. Tottenham will be awarded bonus points for each round they clear in the competition, with two add points for a victory and one for a draw.

Nuno's side will move on to 80.5 points after merely gaining a place in the group stage. The last time Tottenham lead the Gunners in the European rankings was 1991-92. The rankings are lead by Bayern Munich, who won the treble last season, while Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, and Manchester United are all in the top eight of the club rankings.