We have been here before Arsenal fans, although our victories in all three north London derbies last season meant that we had a year off from the usual crazed mutterings from those at White Hart Lane. But after their narrow win over the Gunners, (it was only 2-1 with the winner scored in the 87th minute despite what some spuds would have you believe) they seem to be getting a bit ahead of themselves again.
How many times have we heard about a supposed shift of power in north London? We have had all sorts of daft remarks from the likes of Adebayor in the past, with my personal favourite being when AVB talked about Arsenal heading into an uncontrollable downward spiral after his version of the spuds beat us at the beginning of March in 2013 to go above the Gunners in the EPL table.
Rather than the collapse predicted by the Portuguese coach, however, Arsenal did not lose another game all season and it was them, once again, that missed out on a Champions League spot. So maybe someone should have a little word with their Belgian midfielder Moussa Dembele who has gone even further by claiming that Tottenham have now got serious title credentials, as a Daily Mail report reveals.
Maybe he is right (cough, cough) and maybe this will be the year that they finally finish above Arsenal under Arsene Wenger, but the Frenchman has been there and done it and suggested in an ESPN report that the spuds may just be eating their words when the season finishes.
Wenger said, “Of course, it is dangerous [to draw swift conclusions].
“There is a long way to go, so I believe that just keep going and recover, show quickly a strong response on Tuesday, and then we see where we stand after that.”
You get the feeling that Wenger does not expect them to beat Liverpool at Anfield tomorrow and so a win over Leicester will put us quickly back above our noisy neighbours and keep them quiet for a while.