Arsenal goalkeeper denies that Spurs are best north London team

Tottenham were fortunate to beat Arsenal on Sunday, with Rafael Van der Vaart’s opening goal carrying a trace of handball before Kyle Walker’s long-range effort clinched all three points for Spurs after Aaron Ramsey had levelled matters. For large periods of the game, Harry Redknapp’s team were frustrated by the Gunners and Wojciech Szczesny certainly does not feel as though…

Tottenham were fortunate to beat Arsenal on Sunday, with Rafael Van der Vaart’s opening goal carrying a trace of handball before Kyle Walker’s long-range effort clinched all three points for Spurs after Aaron Ramsey had levelled matters.

For large periods of the game, Harry Redknapp’s team were frustrated by the Gunners and Wojciech Szczesny certainly does not feel as though there has been a shift in power simply because Tottenham won the derby.

On another day, it could have been the visitors who claimed victory, especially if Gervinho had scored an easy chance with the scoreline at 1-1.

“You cannot make such a statement after a couple of months after our poor start to the season or after just one game,” said the Polish goalkeeper.

“I think Spurs are a great club and they have shown that they can play really good football, but are they better than Arsenal? I don’t really think so.

“We have to improve our performances and then we just want to give ourselves the best chance of finishing high in the table, getting into the top four, and possibly winning the championship”.

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