Gunners legend Ian Wright spoke to reporters today ahead of his former side's clash against Spurs at the Emirates on Saturday, and responded to a question asking him if Mauricio Pochettino's men have now eclipsed Arsene Wenger's side as north London's elite club, as quoted by Sky Sports.
The balance of power has undoubtedly shifted in north London over the past 18 months, with Tottenham finishing above Arsenal in the Premier League table last season, and currently holding a four point advantage over their bitter rivals this term, ahead of this weekend's North London Derby.
Saturday's game will be of vital importance to both side's, but it could be argued that the Gunners' need for all three points is more pressing than Spurs', with Wenger currently under immense pressure from Arsenal fans, following his failure to deliver a Premier League title since 2004.
And Wright eluded to the progress that Tottenham are making, when asked if the Lilywhites have now eclipsed the Frenchman's side as north London best club, as quoted by Sky Sports:
“It will be hard for me to utter those words, but at the same time you can’t deny the progress going on at Spurs. The Derby is something that our players should be going into thinking ‘I don’t care if they have capes on, we have to be looking to beat them'.”
The game kick-off at 12:30 on Saturday and can be seen exclusively live on Sky Sports.