Arsenal beat Tottenham 2-0 on Saturday at the Emirates Stadium as they relieved some of the pressure that had been building up on the team. Following the win, former-Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has claimed that Arsenal are still a bigger club than Tottenham, despite Spurs finishing above them last season.
For Arsenal, last Saturday’s win over Tottenham was a massive result as they defied the critics who claimed that the Gunners would be no match for their opponents. In fact, Arsenal outplayed Tottenham in every position on the pitch and they fully deserved their reward of three vital points.
Goals from Shkodran Mustafi and Alexis Sanchez were enough to see the side past their rivals with ease, and they have allowed themselves to rise to a far better position in the table. They are currently level on points with Liverpool, while they are just a point below fourth-placed Tottenham.
Considering they were in an apparent crisis a few weeks ago, they seem to have steadied things nicely, with the team very much in the running for a top-four berth. Despite the fact that they finished below Tottenham last season and still find themselves behind in this campaign, Jamie Carragher has claimed that the Gunners are still a bigger side than Tottenham.
He claimed on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football: “Tottenham just have the edge and will finish above Arsenal this season, but a power shift, no”.
“It has to be five or six seasons where you finish above your rival. I think a big foreign player would choose Arsenal. Until we start treating Tottenham like we treat Arsenal, the Manchester clubs and Liverpool, that’s when you think they have overtaken them”.