Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher claims that Arsenal are still a bigger club than Tottenham and there is no such power shift in North London, after the Gunners win over Spurs in the North London Derby last Saturday.
The former Liverpool man also criticized Dele Alli’s performance on the weekend and clearly stated that Gunners are still way ahead of their North London rivals.
Arsenal defeated Spurs 2-0 last Saturday comprehensively and now the Gunners are within one point of Spurs despite a contrasting start to both the clubs according to many experts. Spurs finished above Arsenal last season and there has been voices about a potential shift of power in North London from various sectors of pundits, but Carragher doesn’t think so.
“Tottenham just have the edge and will finish above Arsenal this season, but a power shift, no,” Carragher said on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football.
“It has to be five or six seasons where you finish above your rival. I think a big foreign player would choose Arsenal.”
Arsenal still a bigger club than Spurs, says Carragher
He also added that when Spurs will be compared like Manchester clubs and Liverpool, only then a potential power shift may be considered.
Carragher also blasted Dele Alli’s performance in the weekend as the England midfielder was ineffective and subsequently taken off. The former Kop also said that he doesn’t get enough criticism and it would have been different in case of Mesut Ozil.
“If Mesut Ozil performed the way Dele Alli did in that game, we would be slaughtering Ozil,” Carragher added. He also said that people don’t treat them as a big club and this is the time for them to step up.
Arsenal will be travelling to Koln to face FC Koln in the Europa League on Thursday while their next Premier League tie is on Sunday against Burnley.