With St. Totteringham’s Day now a thing of the past after Tottenham Hotspur ensured that they finished above Arsenal for a third successive season by pipping the Gunners to fourth place in the Premier League by a single point.
Arsenal had previously finished above Spurs in the top flight for 22 years in a row but there has been a power shift in North London in recent times.
This could not be more evidently clear when Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira revealed his favourite moment of the season just gone was their 4-2 win against Spurs at the Emirates in early December.
This type of claim is something which would normally be associated with a West Ham United player but certainly shows the massive fall from grace that the Woolwich have suffered.
Spurs, on the other hand, have transcended from being consumed by what Arsenal are up to and will instead enjoy another season of Champions League football while Unai Emery’s side will again take part in Thursday night football during their Europa League quest to far flung reaches of the continent against the minnows of continental football.
“My first north London derby was unforgettable, because of the way it went down and how you experience these games. We knew how important the Tottenham game was going into it,” Torreira told Arsenal Player.
“We were playing at home in front of a lot of fans and we had to win – we had to give the fans something to celebrate. It was a really long game and an entertaining one too: we took the lead and then they went 2-1 up before we were able to put the game to bed in the second half.”
“It was a wonderful goal for me to score. It meant an awful lot. Scoring in the derby is the best thing that can happen to a player so I really enjoyed it.”
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