The stat which shows why Arsenal’s loss to Chelsea means Spurs have the bragging rights

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Dom Le Roy

Given Tottenham’s failure to secure all three points against Norwich on Saturday, Chelsea’s 2-1 win at the Emirates against Arsenal was bad news for Spurs’ top four prospects with the Blues having now built up a five-point lead over the lilywhites.

However, one shred of slight consolation was Chelsea’s late turnaround proved to be good news for Tottenham as far as the Premier League table of the decade was concerned as it meant that Spurs finished the decade with 703 points, one point more than Arsenal (BBC Sport).

In fact, until the final seven minutes of normal time at the Emirates on Sunday, the Gunners were ahead of the Lilywhites in the table but the late surge by Chelsea means that Tottenham now have the bragging rights over their North London rivals for accumulating more points across the decade.

Tottenham accumulated the 5th highest points tally this decade, just 7 points less than Liverpool who have the 4th highest tally. Meanwhile, Manchester City have outdone every other Premier League club by a long margin this decade managing a stunning tally of 818 points over the last ten years.

Here’s the full Premier League table of the decade as presented by Fox Sports:

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If you had told most Spurs fans back in 2010 that the club would accumulate more points than Arsenal over the course of the next decade, a few would have likely believed you. We as a club have come a long way in the last ten years both on and off the pitch and despite ending the decade trophy-less, it has no doubt been a successful one for the club.

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