A Generation of Domination

Today saw the 21st consecutive season in which Arsenal have finished above their North London neighbours in the Premier League.

Below is a table showing each team’s league performance and the difference between the two teams at the end of each season. Also shown is the date that Arsenal were mathematically guaranteed to finish above Tottenham and how many games were left that season.

League Position Points St Totteringham’s Day
Arsenal Tottenham Difference Date Games remaining
1995-6 5 8 2 5 May 0
1996-7 3 10 22 9 April 5
1997-8 1 14 34 28 March 9
1998-9 2 11 31 6 April 6
1999-0 2 10 20 16 April 6
2000-1 2 12 21 17 April 5
2001-2 1 9 37 18 March 8
2002-3 2 10 28 24 March 7
2003-4 1 14 45 13 March 10
2004-5 2 9 31 2 April 7
2005-6 4 5 2 7 May 0
2006-7 4 5 8 21 April 3
2007-8 3 11 37 9 March 9
2008-9 4 8 21 11 April 6
2009-0 3 4 5 9 May 0
2010-1 4 5 6 7 May 3
2011-2 3 4 1 13 May 0
2012-3 4 5 1 19 May 0
2013-4 4 6 10 28 April 2
2014-5 3 5 11 4 May 4
2015-6 2 3 1 15 May 0

After years of early domination by Arsenal, Tottenham started to get their act together. However, even their best league performance in living memory finished with the wheels spectacularly falling off in the closing weeks of the season and continuing the now, inevitable, tradition being continued.

Bruce Rioch, Arsene Wenger, all of the Arsenal players of the last 21 years – we salute you.

Please see below a depiction of St Totteringham by Jordan Wiebe 

St Totteringham

St Totteringham by @jordanweeb

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