Tim Sherwood struggled to hide the fact that he’s a Gooner on Saturday after Spurs’ 1-0 win over Arsenal.

Sherwood, who was in charge of Spurs from 2013-2014, has pointed out what most Arsenal fans have been saying ever since the whole ‘power shift’ narrative took off.

While Tottenham are currently in better form than Arsenal and they probably have been the stronger side since Mauricio Pochettino took over almost four years ago, they’ve not won a trophy since the League Cup in 2007/08.

“On form, (the power) has definitely shifted,” Tim explained to Match Day TV.

“If you were going to manage one of the teams, you would put your hand up to manage Tottenham rather than Arsenal.

“But Arsenal won three FA Cups in four seasons. They could win another trophy again this season.

“I think Tottenham are going to have to start putting silverware in their closet ’cause at the moment it’s been very difficult to be able to achieve that.”

The only ‘achievement’ Poch has managed with Spurs is finishing above Arsenal for the first time since 1995 last season. And that, my friends, is not a trophy. If it was, Arsenal’s cabinet would be bulging.


Arsene Wenger, on the other hand, has won three FA Cups in four years despite the club currently being in a pretty poor state and fans calling for his head.

Last term, we finished fifth and still managed to beat the title champions Chelsea to the FA Cup.

As the Mirror reported in 2013, Sherwood was an Arsenal fan as a child. I doubt he suddenly stopped supporting them just because he played for (1999-2003) and then coached their rivals.

Therefore, I’m not surprised he was keen to point out how far Spurs have to go in order for the power to truly shift in north London.

Even if he isn’t a Gooner anymore, he still raises a valid point.

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