Former Tottenham midfielder makes dominance claim about Arsenal

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jamie Redknapp has stated that Mauricio Pochettino’s men must end the season strongly and finish able fierce rivals Arsenal.

The Gunners have been the dominant force in North London over the last two decades, with Arsene Wenger spearheading the Emirates Stadium outfit to having a hoodoo over their local rivals.

However, Spurs have a glorious chance of finishing higher than Arsenal for the first time in 21 years this season, with the White Hart Lane side in second place and the Gunners facing Manchester City this weekend.

Redknapp has discussed the balance of power in North London and stressed the importance that Tottenham buck the trend after a progressive campaign.

“Tottenham have had a very good season – but it is imperative they end the campaign well and finish above Arsenal,” he told Sky Sports.

“Finishing above their north London rivals is something they haven’t done for 21 years and I know how much it means to the fans and the club to achieve that.

“If Arsenal – with all the problems and protests they’ve had this season – still finish above Spurs, it will be a really disappointing conclusion to a promising campaign for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.”

Spurs face Southampton at home and travel to Newcastle in their remaining games but are already assured of qualifying for the Champions League next season.

Pressure is building on Wenger and Arsenal after another wasted opportunity to win the Premier League title this season.