Former Arsenal defender says Spurs have “overtaken Arsenal” within the final decade

Former Arsenal defender says Spurs have “overtaken Arsenal” in the last decade

Johan Djourou discusses Tottenham

Forward of Tottenham kicking off their Europa Convention League group stage towards French outfit Rennes, former Gunner Djourou sat down with French outlet Ouest-France to debate his former facet, and their bitter rivals.

The Swiss defender made 144 appearances for Arsenal throughout a nine-year keep on the membership, scoring only a solitary aim however serving to the Gunners keep within the prime 4, a far cry from the place they’re now.

Certainly, it’s their London rivals Spurs that will likely be taking part in on Thursday nights this season, with Nuno Espirito Santo’s facet in motion in little over two hours.

And, talking with reference to the north London golf equipment, it’s protected to say that Djourou didn’t let membership loyalties stand in the best way of his true emotions on the matter, as he revealed that Tottenham have progressed previous his previous facet, saying:

“What’s lovely in each these golf equipment is that, for instance, Tottenham followers have been there throughout difficult moments. Now, they’ve a stadium, fascinating outcomes and it’s a delight for them. They’re lacking titles nonetheless, however they’ve progressed rather a lot these previous few years. They’ve even overtaken Arsenal within the Premier League. It’s not the identical Tottenham from 10 years in the past”.

Tottenham vs Arsenal

In fact, there’s a likelihood for Djourou’s feedback to be put to the take a look at in ten days time, as Arsenal play host to their north London rivals in a Premier League conflict on the Emirates Stadium.

Following their differing fortunes forward of the worldwide break, the Gunners will likely be desperately hoping to get one over on their bitter rivals, while the Lilywhites will likely be seeking to reveal that they’ve certainly develop into the stronger facet in north London.

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