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Pochettino: Arsenal no longer Spurs biggest rivals

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has stuck the knife into his clubs bitter North London rivals Arsenal by suggesting the Gunners are no longer his sides main rivals.

Arsenal were undoubtedly the kings of North London for the vast majority of Arsene Wenger’s 22 year reign.

However, there has been a shift in the balance of power over the last few seasons with Spurs finishing in the top three for the last three consecutive campaigns, with Arsenal finishing outside of the top four twice in a row.

Speaking ahead of his sides clash against Chelsea this evening at Wembley Pochettino has revealed that his club are more concerned about competing with the teams above them in the table as opposed to those below.

“It’s a good signal our fans want more every ­season and with rivalry, always you look at the teams above you.’’ Pochettino told his pre-match presss conference.

“For us, Chelsea, Arsenal and West Ham have been our ­biggest rivals. But I think that has changed a bit because of our positions in the table.

“In the last few years Chelsea were always on the top and ­Arsenal, after 21 or 22 years, were below us again.”

Spurs currently sit in fourth place in the Premier League table, three points above fourth placed Spurs.

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