Tottenham fans left smiling after Arsenal hero Lauren makes stunning claim

Arsenal favourite Lauren says that Tottenham have overtaken the Gunners as north London’s top side.

Over the past few seasons Spurs have been transformed into one of the premier League’s most exciting teams to watch, with boss Mauricio Pochettino taking a lot of credit for how he has turned this side into a title challenging club.

Spurs have watched how Arsenal have struggled to compete with the rest of the Premier League as they fail to splash the kind of cash that would keep them challenging for that Premier League title, and keep them inside the Champions League spots.

Lauren was part of the famous invincibles side who tore up the domestic game after going unbeaten for the duration of the 2013-14 season, and at that point there was no question that the Reds were the dominant force.

But Lauren has said that the impact of Pochettino has takes Spurs above his former club in the pecking order.

Speaking to bwin , he said: “There’s no doubt that Tottenham are a better team than Arsenal at the moment – Unai Emery can change that, but it will take years.

“Tottenham finished above Arsenal this season and they have consistently been better for the past few years, they can thank Pochettinho for that.

“Tottenham did not get to the Champions League final by chance, they got there with a talented squad and excellent managerial skills from Pochettinho.

“We have to recognise that Tottenham are, for now, a better side than Arsenal. After seeing the football that Emery has got the Arsenal players playing, I have faith that Unai Emery can make Arsenal a better club than Tottenham again.

“Emery will need a few years to make the difference and really put his mark on Arsenal but I believe that he is the man to make the difference and the improvement will come step by step, with patience from the players, club and fans.”

Arsenal must not like the fact that Spurs are playing Champions League football and constantly finishing inside the top four spots every season, especially when they are stuck in the Europa League.

But in football anything can happen and if the Gunners are backed this transfer window they will be able to buy the players that could catch, and then overtake their London rivals.

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