If Arsenal had only managed to hold on to a single point against Chelsea on Sunday they would have finished above Spurs in the league table of the decade, but even though they didn’t, it’s hardly anything for Spurs to be proud of.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 29: Matteo Guendouzi of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC at Emirates Stadium on December 29, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 29: Matteo Guendouzi reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC at Emirates Stadium on December 29, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Ask anyone and they will tell you that for the last 10 years Arsenal have been awful while Spurs have been at their absolute peak.

Daily Telegraph 30 December 2019
Daily Telegraph 30 December 2019

Despite that, there has been just one league point between the two sides over the past 10 years.

via Monday’s Daily Mail

Of course, as Spurs were hailed from all quarters during that period and Arsenal ridiculed, The Gunners won three FA Cups and Spurs, as usual, won nothing.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 17: Captain Thomas Vermaelen of Arsenal (2R) lifts the trophy in celebration alongside Lukas Podolski (L), Mikel Arteta (2L) and Arsene Wenger manager of Arsenal (R) after the FA Cup with Budweiser Final match between Arsenal and Hull City at Wembley Stadium on May 17, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Stadium May 17, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Arsenal played in the Champions League eight times this decade. That’s three times more than Spurs have played in the competition in their history (twice if you include the old European Cup).

The north London rivals played each other 24 times between the start of 2010 and the end of 2019 with Arsenal winning nine, Spurs winning eight and seven draws.

We won at theirs three times, they won at ours twice.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 26: A general view showing the score on the big screen during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on February 26, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 26: A general view showing the score on the big screen during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on February 26, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Arsenal scored 43 and Tottenham 34 in those games, while the Gunners kept four cleansheets and Spurs three.

Arsenal P24 W9 D7 L8 F43 A34 34pts +11
Spurs   P24 W8 D7 L9 F34 A43 31pts -11

This was Spurs’s greatest decade in generations and Arsenal’s worst yet there really wasn’t much to separate the sides, apart from the trophies Arsenal won and the Champions League they played in more.

Still, remember that year Spurs put the pressure on?

Priceless memories from their best decade since the 60s. I’m sure they’ll cherish them.