Arsenal manager admits Tottenham are a class above them

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur briefly tasted the highs of second place this weekend in the Premier League after beating Newcastle 1-0 to leapfrog Man City.

City then retook the position yesterday, with Spurs’ arch rivals Arsenal unable to do them any favours by taking points off the Manchester side.

However, what this did mean was that Tottenham put more ground between themselves and Arsenal, one of their top four rivals.

Arsenal are actually now closer to Wolves in 7th than Tottenham in 3rd when it comes to points, with it looking like Spurs will finish as the top North London team again.

Manager Unai Emery perhaps won’t be too popular with his Arsenal fans once they hear what he said about Tottenham too.

Emery conceded that the gap between Arsenal and Spurs was currently ‘big’, with Tottenham being far more consistent in their matches.

The certain phrase ‘mind the gap’ springs to mind.

Emery said (Football London): “The difference, for example, with City, Liverpool also is big. Tottenham, also, is keeping a lot of regularity in a lot of matches.

“Our situation now is we need to think game by game, keep our regularity and consistency in 38 matches. Today we lost but it’s normal, they showed their superiority.

“When you’re on the pitch and you are playing one team who in general are better, the players feel that.

“We need to be stronger. When we can feel stronger with the ball, without the ball, together the confidence and mentality is coming.

“Our players have mentality but when we’re worse than the opposition we feel that. It’s a negative on the pitch.”

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