Were Arsenal star's comments a blatant swipe at Tottenham's failures?

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez and Carl Jenkinson walk off at half time

Arsenal are safely through to the knock-out stages of the Champions League, whilst Tottenham Hotspur didn't find things quite so easy.

Arsenal's Carl Jenkinson in action with PFC Ludogorets Razgrad's WandersonArsenal's Carl Jenkinson in action 

Arsenal are once again through to the knock-out stages of the Champions League, despite their disappointing 2-2 draw with Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night, and Carl Jenkinson appeared to take a swipe at fierce rivals Spurs with his post-match comments, as quoted by the Telegraph.

Tottenham's Champions League campaign was ended abruptly on Tuesday night after they lost to Monaco and can now only finish third in their group.

And Jenkinson, who has played in the Gunners' last two games in the absence of Hector Bellerin, spoke to the media, citing how difficult it is to progress in the Champions League, as quoted by the Telegraph:

“Getting to the last 16 is not the easiest thing in the world to do. Tottenham have obviously seen that and we have done well to get to this point."

Arsenal manager Arsene WengerArsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger has guided his Arsenal side to the Champions League in every season in which he has been in charge of the club, and what is probably even more impressive is the fact that the last time they failed to make it through to the knockout stages was during the 2002/03 season - and that was when the format was different, with two group stages.

Tottenham certainly have a long way to go before they establish themselves as a club who can challenge regularly both domestically and in Europe, but it has to be said, the gap is certainly closing between them and their bitter north London rivals. 

Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

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