Gunners fans gloat to Spurs over St Totteringham's Day on Twitter

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Arsenal's victory over Newcastle United ensured there was an insurmountable points gap between themselves and bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

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.

 

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