Hugo Lloris comments on finishing above Arsenal

Tottenham's Hugo Lloris in action

Tottenham Hotspur look set to finish above Arsenal in the Premier League table this season.

Tottenham's Hugo Lloris

Tottenham Hotspur are set to finish above Arsenal in the Premier League table this season.

Even if Tottenham fail to clinch the title, given the current state that the Gunners are in at the moment, they should still end up above their bitter North London rivals in the standings.

The last time that Tottenham finished above Arsenal in the Premier League table was back in 1994-1995.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side could have ended up above Arsene Wenger’s team last season, but they squandered that chance away on the final day of the campaign.

This time, though, things are looking increasingly positive for Spurs. There is also a very good chance that they could win the Premier League title this season.

Finishing above Arsenal has been an obsession of Spurs for long, but are things changing? Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris’s comments suggest so.

“I'm not saying it's something important, but last season, when we finished third, it was a very bad feeling,” Lloris told ESPN FC when asked if the players understand the importance of finishing above Arsenal this season.

“That's not especially because it was Arsenal - it's because of the way we finished the season. That's something we don't want to re-live.

“I know there's a lot of rivalry between the clubs but as a Tottenham player we don't think about them. We think about ourselves, our ambitions, our goals.

“The easiest way to lose everything is to start to think about another team. That's not the case. The priority is to be focussed on ourselves.”

Tottenham will return to action on Saturday evening when they take on Chelsea at the Wembley Stadium in London in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

Spurs will face North London rivals Arsenal at White Hart Lane in the Premier League next weekend.

Tottenham's Hugo Lloris

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