For the 19th season in a row, Arsenal have finished above their North London neighbours Tottenham Hotspur as the club's 3-0 win over Newcastle United put them seven points ahead of Spurs with just six points left to fight for in the remaining Premier League fixtures.
Many of the clubs fans have taken to social media in order to gloat over this mythical achievement, the bizarrely named St Totteringham's Day, when it is mathematically impossible for Tottenham to out-point the Gunners.
To put Arsenal's 19-year dominance of North London football in perspective, if a Gunner bet a Tottenham fan £20 in 1995 that Arsenal will finish above Spurs and went double or quits every season, he/she'd be looking at £5,242,880 in winnings today/last night.
The St Totteringham's Day celebrations on Twitter have focused on the sale of former Spurs star Gareth Bale to Real Madrid, the squad overhaul that cost the Lilywhite club over £100m and Arsenal's acquisition of Mesut Ozil.
It is, though, not a real achievement. It is not a prize they can place proudly in the museum or attach as a banner to the middle tier of the Emirates Stadium with the year next to the accolade. But Arsenal can rectify that on Saturday, May 17 as they contend the FA Cup final with Hull City.
What St Totteringham's Day represents is, of course, local bragging rights. And right now it's the Reds who are doing the bragging.
Scenes at the annual St.Totteringham's day celebrations. pic.twitter.com/AXjEq1AtXU— BenAFC (@BenAFC) April 29, 2014
You sold Bale we got Özil. Happy St. Totteringham's Day , Spuds!!!!.— Anne Gooner (@ennayarrumperez) April 29, 2014
For the third straight season Laurent Koscielny has scored on St.Totteringham's day #Boss— Gunning For The Cup (@dennoh_) April 29, 2014
19 years, 19'years in our shadow 19 year, 19 years I say 19 years, 19'years in our shadow And we call it St Totteringham's day!— Flemish Gooners (@FlemishGooners) April 29, 2014
Been asking Spurs fans what their equivalent to St Totteringham's Day is . They said they will decide on a name if it ever happens! #AFC— ChrisC (@lonewolf153) April 29, 2014
Happy St Totteringham's Day my Gooner family. That's objective #3 out the way. Let's win the next game and wrap up 4th place.— Joey Gooner (@SwiftyCommissh) April 29, 2014
Tottenham spent £106m and they didn't even score one goal against Arsenal. Happy St Totteringham's Day haha— Aqmal_ (@AreQueMal) April 29, 2014
Celebrated St. Totteringham's Day last night, even after they spent over £100m last summer. You can't buy class you Spuds— Gooner Daily (@goonerdaily) April 29, 2014