By Emma Sanders
A tweet has received plenty of reaction from Arsenal fans as it revealed a damning statistic between the two clubs.
The tweet was made by a leading Arsenal fan account and claimed that Arsenal are the only team in the Premier League Tottenham have failed to finish above since Arsene Wenger took over in 1996.
Tottenham only needed a draw against relegated side Newcastle United on the final day of the 2015-16 season to change that but were hammered 5-1, allowing Arsenal to finish above them in second place.
It would have been the first time since 1995 that Spurs had finished above their London rivals, according to a report by Sky Sports.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side threatened to win the Premier League last season but after their title hopes started to fade, Wenger’s side took advantage.
The Gunners have won three Premier League titles and six FA Cups since Wenger took charge and they have maintained superiority over their rivals for some time now.
However, the rivalry has intensified in recent seasons after Tottenham’s owners have invested huge money into the club.
This statistic – that Arsenal are now the only team Tottenham haven’t finished above since Wenger took over in 1996 – is likely to remain a serious bone of contention for Spurs fans.
Here are some of the best reactions to the tweet from Arsenal fans:
— max (@Maxo11x) October 13, 2016
— jonathan nyquist (@JonaQin) October 13, 2016
— Ö? (@MesutEra) October 13, 2016
@Orbinho mind the gap chumps.
— Sanj Modha (@smodha) October 13, 2016
@Orbinho UCL is the only trophy Arsenal haven't won since Wenger joined us in 1996 ?
— Nomad (@otikenne) October 13, 2016
Tottenham have started the new Premier league season well and are currently in second position in the league, with their north London fans behind them in third. Is this going to be the year they finally break Wenger’s dominance?
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