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