The rivalry between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur is a fierce one, arguably one of the biggest in England.
Over the years, Spurs have been in their North London neighbours’ shadow, but it seems that the tide is turning.
Tottenham finished above Arsenal in the Premier League for the first time in 22 years last season when Mauricio Pochettino’s men claimed second place and their rivals had to settle for fifth.
Arsenal have a fuller trophy cabinet given that they have picked up three pieces of silverware since Spurs last won something – the League Cup in the 2007-08 season.
The Gunners have also won the Premier League title three times, while their rivals are yet to get their hands on one, but it is evident that Pochettino’s team are heading in the right direction.
After impressing against Champions League opponents Real Madrid in Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu, Lee Dixon, who spent 14 years at Arsenal, claimed that Tottenham are in “better shape” than his former club.
The 53-year-old made the claims while carrying out punditry duties on ITV.
Manchester United legend Roy Keane chimed in to rub salt into the wounds of Arsenal fans.
Dixon (through gritted teeth): "Spurs are in better shape than Arsenal"
Keane: "I think most teams in the PL are ahead of Arsenal now!" pic.twitter.com/qpjjKTqM2v
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) October 19, 2017