However, Henry feels that Spurs have been better sellers than buyers in recent transfer windows, and he claims that they are still like Arsenal’s ‘little brother’.
“I don’t think so,” the Arsenal forward replied, when asked whether the Gunners should be fearful of their North London rivals. “Tottenham are a well run club, you would say, in terms of the way they spend and the way they buy. But I don’t think the spend as well as the way they buy.
“At the moment Spurs have that little brother type of thing when they play against Arsenal.”
Despite Henry’s feelings, Spurs were highly impressive against Arsenal – and could have claimed the three points in the fixture with slightly more cutting edge.
The Lilywhites dominated for large periods of the contest, but Kieran Gibbs saved Arsenal from a humbling loss.
Tottenham do appear unlikely to finish ahead of Arsenal this season, but yesterday’s match is one which Lilywhites’ supporters will hope can be a preview of the future.
Spurs have one of the youngest squads in the Premier League, and if they can keep all their top talents together, it seems that they could become one of England’s top sides in the next few years.