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Despite a slight hiccup for three days or so in February, Arsenal have finished ahead of Tottenham Hotspur (officially) once again. Today's win over Hull City, combined with Tottenham's loss against Manchester City yesterday, means they cannot make up their current twelve-point (and 28 goal) gap.
For those interested in history (and who are particularly into this rivalry), check out this site, which has a lot of cool data about the history of Arsenal being better than Spurs. But suffice it to say this is the twentieth season in a row in which Arsenal has finished above Tottenham, including every season Arsene Wenger has been in charge. Incidentally, the last season Spurs were better involved George Graham getting fired. That was 1994/1995.
Obviously there's plenty of stuff still on the table this year for Arsenal that's more important than finishing above Tottenham Hotspur. We can get second place, our highest finish in a decade. We can lock up a guaranteed Champions League place, reducing the burden at the beginning of next season. Technically we haven't clinched the top four yet. Oh, and there's also still the little matter of the FA Cup final, and the opportunity to repeat as cup winners. That is all more important than this.
But if you're an Arsenal fan, and you don't enjoy this...man, I don't know. This is great. Let's toast to being the undisputed kings of north London for two decades. And let's do it again next year.