‘Before I broke into the team’ – Harry Kane makes claim about Spurs Arsenal rivalry

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Harry Kane has said that there has been a shift of power in North London since he broke into the Spurs first-team. 

Arsenal finished above their North London rivals for 21 straight years until 2016, with the Gunners even inventing ‘St. Totteringham’s day’ as a yearly celebration to mark the day when Spurs could not mathematically overtake them in the table.

However, the tables have subsequently turned, with Tottenham finishing above their local rivals for each of the last five seasons. 

It looks like the battle for supremacy in North London could go down to the wire this campaign, with the Gunners currently sitting two points above the Lilywhites, having played two games more. 

Both clubs are looking to get back into the Champions League, with the fourth spot seemingly up for grabs. 

The derby on Sunday would have certainly been crucial in the race for fourth but quite controversially, the Premier League accepted Arsenal’s request to postpone the game in light of the club’s Covid and injury issues.

Kane believes that there is not much separating the two sides this season.

The Tottenham striker told Sky Sports: “Before I broke into the team, our history wasn’t great against Arsenal.

“In terms of playing against them and finishing above them in the Premier League.

“But that’s kind of changed during the last five or six years now. Look Arsenal are a great side. 

“They have been building over the last few years, I feel. And now they are reaching a high level.”

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There is no doubt that this Arsenal team are a better outfit than they have been for the last four years or so. However, I also expect us to get better, the more time Conte gets to work with the squad. So the race for the fourth spot could well go down to the final few weeks of the campaign. 

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