Arsenal Are The Reason Tottenham Didn’t Win The Premier League

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It would be very ‘Tottenham’ for them to still finish below Arsenal, despite the season the Lilywhites have enjoyed. Especially as the Gunners are the reason that Spurs didn’t win the title, that’s according to playmaker, Christian Eriksen:

‘We threw it away a few games ago when we had the chance to go top, which we didn’t.

“After that they showed consistency by winning games 1-0 for the whole season. So congrats to Leicester. Hopefully next season will be revenge.’

Christian Eriksen

Back in March, Tottenham ‘welcomed’ Arsene Wenger’s side to White Hart Lane. A win would’ve seen the residents of White Hart Lane leapfrog Leicester City at the top of table. However, in true ‘Spurs through the ages’ style, they dominated the game, the Gunners were reduced to 10 men and yet a goalkeeping error saw Alexis Sanchez salvage the red half of north London a point.

Later that day, the Foxes beat Watford 1-0 – to begin a run of five clean sheets (and wins) in a row – and went five points clear of Mauricio Pochettino’s side, and never looked back.

It’s quite fitting that Le Professeur, a thorn in Tottenham’s side for nearly two decades, managed to stop Spurs’ first ever Premier League title charge, despite the problems his Gunners side have faced this campaign (read: since 2006).

There’s a feeling of a ‘power shift’ in north London amongst the Spurs fans. However, there’s a very real possibility that Arsenal may still finish above their bitter rivals this campaign. If they did, it would be the 22nd St Totteringham’s Day in a row, something that Spurs simply cannot allow to happen if they want us to treat this season as the norm rather than a flash in the pan.

We saw the effect an unwelcome record can have on a club when Tottenham played Chelsea on Monday night. Failing to overcome an Arsenal side managed by Wenger, yet again, could carry an unwelcome hangover into Tottenham’s 2016/17 season.