Tottenham proved they’re the biggest team in north London with derby revenge and classy response to 4-2 Premier League defeat

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Tottenham proved they’re the biggest team in north London with derby revenge and classy response to 4-2 Premier League defeat


REDEMPTION

Since that defeat and Arsenal’s subsequent celebrations, Spurs are unbeaten in five games, while the Gunners have faltered

Just 17 days after north London was proclaimed red by Arsenal and their fans, the tables have turned rather rapidly.

A Carabao Cup win for Tottenham against the Gunners now sees them in the semi-finals of the competition at the expense of their rivals.

Tottenham Hotspur players celebrate with their fans after beating Arsenal.

Tottenham Hotspur players celebrate with their fans after beating Arsenal.

Meanwhile, in the Premier League, a draw with Manchester United and a defeat to Southampton leaves Unai Emery’s men in fifth place and five points behind Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

It will be a huge disappointment to the players and fans of Arsenal, especially after their celebrations following their north London derby win on December 2.

Such was the joy felt, midfielder Matteo Guendouzi was filmed hanging out of a car window, while the club have since filmed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette doing commentary on the 4-2 win.

But Spurs, in victory, haven shown their class with a fairly muted response in comparison and displayed what currently makes them the biggest team in their section of the English capital.

Their superstars posted celebratory pictures on their social media accounts, but nothing out of the ordinary other than Dele Alli.

The England midfielder posted a screenshot of his taunt towards Arsenal fans who had just pelted him with a bottle, but the rest, as can been seen below, were quite muted.

It showed a touch of class and went a long way to showing which club is currently the biggest in north London.

Arsenal, as shown by Guendouzi, acted as if the victory was a moment of cup final glory instead of focusing on cementing their grip on third spot. They lost concentration.

Results since have slipped, culminating in the Carabao Cup defeat, and their tails will be firmly between their collective legs.

Losing 4-2 to Arsenal could easily have seen Spurs capitulate, as they have done so in the past.

In February 2012, a 5-2 loss to the Gunners saw a title-challenging Tottenham, under Harry Redknapp, enter a tail spin with four defeats and four losses following in the next 12 games.

Only three wins in their last four matches saw them claim fourth spot.

Nacho Monreal looks dejected following Arsenal’s defeat to Tottenham.

Nacho Monreal looks dejected following Arsenal’s defeat to Tottenham.

This is vastly different side under Mauricio Pochettino, though.

The mental strength the team showed after the Decemeber 2 defeat helped them remain composed and they have since one four and drawn one of their last five.

And the match which they drew was against Barcelona at the Camp Nou helping them seal progression to the Champions League knockout stage.

Tottenham stars celebrate behind a dejected Sokratis.

Tottenham stars celebrate behind a dejected Sokratis.

Arsenal’s stars may have beaten Tottenham in the Premier League with a brilliant performance but their subsequent form proves they could learn a lot from their rivals who remain the biggest team in north London right now.





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David Brightwell is a sports writer and has been writing for over 20 years, writing for BBC sports / Sky Sports and NBC in America David has an amazing eye for detail and loves Football.

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