'I don't see any shift' - Thierry Henry delivers verdict after Tottenham win v Arsenal
By Matt Bullin
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has weighed in on the North London power battle debate claiming that there is yet to be a considerable shift.
Tottenham cruised to a fine 2-0 win against Arsenal on Sunday afternoon giving them an all-important three points in the race for the title.
The victory came courtesy of goals from Dele Alli and Harry Kane, and handed Spurs the win in the final North London derby to be played at White Hart Lane.
The win also means that there are now 17 points between Tottenham and the Gunners, and that Mauricio Pochettino’s side will finish above their North London rivals for the first time since 1995.
Speaking on Sky Sports 1 on Sunday during the post match analysis of the game, Henry commented on the talks of a power shift between Spurs and Arsenal.
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He said: “At the moment I don’t see any shift [between Tottenham and Arsenal], really.
“What’s next, okay they’re going to finish in front of Arsenal this year, but what’s next?”
Henry likened the situation to when Chelsea became a more powerful team than Arsenal after Roman Abramovich’s take over, and subsequent investment in 2003.
The Frenchman added: “At one point I’m like ‘hold on a minute, [Chelsea were] doing something’, and then they won the league. They won something with it and then I was like ‘the power is shifting.'”
The result also means Pochettino’s side cut the gap on league leaders Chelsea to just four points, with four games left in the Premier League season.
Henry was often a thorn in Spurs’ side during his time as a Gunner and he scored five North London derby goals.
The 124-time France international made 368 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions, scoring 226 goals and providing 67 assists.
In other Tottenham news, Micky Hazard posted this Twitter message after Spurs beat Arsenal.