Tottenham Hotspur: Can Spurs Usurp Arsenal as North London's Best?

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Tottenham Hotspur: Can Spurs Usurp Arsenal as North London's Best?
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Arsenal got the better of Tottenham in their most recent meeting, but could Spurs have the beating of them in the long run?

Arsenal's Capital One Cup quarterfinal defeat to League Two outfit Bradford City on Tuesday enveloped the already cloudy north London club in gloom.

Most clubs would be reasonably content with being seventh in the Premier League while awaiting the draw that will decide their opponents for the next round of the Champions League—but the Gunners are used to better than this.

You can understand the frustration of a fanbase that put so much faith in Arsene Wenger's strategy to build a new side that would replicate his previous teams' success, yet have seen little evidence to believe this is coming.

The remainder of the season is shaping up to be a monumental one for Arsenal, one way or another a change is gonna come.

Meanwhile, their crosstown rivals Tottenham Hotspur are feeling more optimistic about their prospects, even if the reality they inhabit is not all that different.

Tottenham sit above Arsenal in the league at the time of writing, but are they capable of establishing a permanent placing above them in a way they have failed to do so in their recent attempts?

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