Tottenham vs Arsenal
Arsenal and Tottenham were set to face off in the second north London derby of the season on Sunday evening.
However, owing to a mixture of covid, injuries and players being at the AFCON, Arsenal were able to get the game postponed:
🚨 Our match against Tottenham on Sunday, January 16 has been postponed. #TOTARS
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) January 15, 2022
Tottenham were likely somewhat annoyed at this as facing a weakened Arsenal squad would have given Antonio Conte’s side a great chance to get revenge for the 3-1 loss they suffered at the hands of their bitter rivals earlier in the season.
Tottenham continue to finish above Arsenal
Despite losing 3-1 in their last meeting and Arsenal historically being the better side, it is Tottenham who have finished above Arsenal in the last few Premier League campaigns.
Tottenham secured 7th spot last term, with Arsenal 8th. In 2019/20 Arsenal finished 8th and Spurs 6th. In 2018/19 the Gunners finished 5th and Tottenham 4th. In 2017/18 Arsenal secured 6th spot but Tottenham were 3rd. In 2016/17 Arsenal were 5th but Tottenham 2nd.
In fact, Arsenal have not finished above Spurs in the PL since back in 2015/16.
So, it is easy to see why Harry Kane argued recently that the history of Tottenham vs Arsenal has changed somewhat over the last five or six years:
“Before I broke into the team, our history wasn’t great against Arsenal. In terms of playing against them and finishing above them in the Premier League.
“But that’s kind of changed during the last five or six years now. Look, Arsenal are a great side. They have been building over the last few years, I feel.
“And now they are reaching a high level.”
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