Tottenham Hotspur or Arsenal? Jamie Carragher picks which team had the better season

Tottenham Hotspur ended up finishing below Arsenal in the Premier League standings.

Jamie Carragher has suggested on Sky Sports that Tottenham Hotspur still had a better season than Arsenal, even though the Lilywhites were leapfrogged by their North London rivals on the final day of the season.

Spurs had looked certain to finish the season in second spot, but they failed to win any of their last four matches.

Tottenham ended up being defeated 5-1 by Newcastle United in their last outing, while Arsenal beat Aston Villa 4-0.

And Carragher said: "I don't think the big thing should be finishing behind Arsenal. Tottenham challenged for the title, they were in contention to win the league. With Arsenal that went away in February and the middle of March.

"Tottenham took it right to the wire. The table says Arsenal finished above them and of course it leaves a sour taste, but (Mauricio) Pochettino echoed Thierry's thoughts and said forget this Arsenal thing, it's about going for the title and winning trophies.”

Tottenham had looked to be in with a chance of winning the Premier League title last month, but they fell away towards the end of the season.

As injuries and suspensions mounted up, Spurs failed to cope and they struggled to close the season in style.

Tottenham had not finished ahead of Arsenal since 1995, so their failure to do so again comes as a slight disappointment.

However, Spurs still performed well above expectations this term, and their qualification for the Champions League represents fine progress.

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