Harry Kane: Tottenham can 'definitely' finish above Arsenal

Harry Kane is confident Tottenham Hotspur can finish above Arsenal.

Tottenham's in-form striker Harry Kane is hopeful this is the year the club claim north London bragging rights from Arsenal.

This year will be the 20th consecutive season Arsenal have finished above Spurs in the Premier League, unless Mauricio Pochettino's side can make a mark in the head coach's first season at the club.

Kane believes it is certainly possible, with the two sides level on 27 points after 17 games each.

He told the Tottenham Journal: “Could we finish above Arsenal this season? Definitely. We’ve got a great bunch of lads here, we’ve got quite a few homegrown players who know how much it means to everyone around the club and the fans, so you never know.

"Being a Spurs fan and a local, I know how much it means to myself, the fans and everyone around the club. We all know it’s been a long time, there’s no doubt about that, but we’re trying to put that right, we’ll try to put that right this season."

Tottenham are behind Arsenal on goal difference at present, but can take heart from the way they have hauled in the Gunners, having been behind their points total since September.

Spurs have also negotiated the tricky fixture at The Emirates, drawing 1-1, but know from past experiences that any lead in the table they establish can come back to bite them as late on as the final game of the season.

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