It’s felt like an eternity since Arsenal fans have celebrated St Totteringham’s Day.
The day of the season where it’s mathematically impossible for Tottenham to catch up with Arsenal in the Premier League table was once an annual occurrence that gave Gunners supporters joy all over the globe, but things have been a bit different of late.
Arsenal have not finished above Spurs in the table since 2016 when an already relegated Newcastle thrashed Tottenham 5-1 on the final day of the season to put the Gunners into second place and making Mauricio Pochettino’s side the first team ever to finish third in a two-horse race for the title, but since that day, things have been a lot different.
As well as falling out of the top-four, Arsenal have seen their cross-city rivals improve dramatically both on and off the pitch, finishing in the Champions League spots in three consecutive seasons and this year making it to their first European semi-final since 1984.
Of course, it’s only natural for Arsenal players and fans for wanting to finish above their rivals every season, but this time around, the Gunners have to be focusing on solidifying on a top-four spot and returning to the Champions League.
Although only four points separate the Gunners from Spurs in the Premier League table, the gap Arsenal should be worrying about is the one between them and Manchester United and Chelsea, who are realistically the two teams who can pip Unai Emery’s side to a top-four finish.
St Totteringham’s Day is unlikely to happen again this season, but with Champions League football a real possibility and other teams to worry about, maybe this year Arsenal fans will be okay with the former-annual event from happening if it meant returning to the pinnacle of European football.
Arsenal fans, would you take a top-four finish if it meant finishing below Spurs? Let us know!
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