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Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have had plenty of cause for celebration in 2015 as both clubs have experienced a number of highs, with plenty of victories to boot.
Rewind to this point last year, and Arsenal were struggling, suffering back-to-back defeats against Swansea City and Manchester United before capitulating in a torrid first-half at Stoke City.
Cries for a new defensive midfielder were loud and clear, while the question marks surrounding Mesut Ozil’s influence on the so-called big games were still dominating the headlines.
However, Francis Coquelin came in and results immediately improved. Olivier Giroud picked up form, the defence was solid and a run of superb results ensued, which included an FA Cup triumph.
During 2015, Arsenal have beaten Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Bayern Munich – dispelling the myth that they struggle to perform when it really matters.
This season, Arsene Wenger’s men have carried over their good form and currently sit second in the Premier League table, only trailing leaders Manchester City on goal difference.
The omens are good for the Gunners, and their 2015 record in comparison to that of .their rivals points to the fact that they are genuine title challengers and have what it takes to be crowned champions.
Spurs, likewise, have experienced an excellent 2015 and their results back up what most pundits and observers are starting to believe – a top four spot really is on the cards.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men reached the League Cup final, enjoyed wins over fellow London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal as well as crushing league leaders Manchester City 4-1 in September.
Eric Dier and Dele Alli have become the latest young stars to break through, earning international recognition as reward for a number of impressive displays.
Europa League qualification to the knockout stages appears to be a formality, and an 11-game unbeaten Premier League run is currently the longest of any side in the top-flight.
The table above illustrates how Spurs have now claimed more points than reigning champions Chelsea throughout 2015, though it also shows how the threat of Leicester City is very much real.