Arsenal dropped the last ever North London Derby at White Hart Lane, but that doesn’t mean the Lane goes down in glory. Here are eight reasons it dies in shame.
Everyone heard the raucous crowd in the final North London Derby at White Hart Lane. For the first time in quite awhile, the Spuds achieved the upper hand over the historically superior Arsenal and they had every right to rejoice in it.
Chants of “Arsene Wenger, we want you to stay” rained down from the stands and it just wasn’t a happy time to be a Gooner.
But then again, it’s important to remember that what has happened recently does not undo what has happened in the entire history of the world.
Meaning that when you really get down to it, White Hart Lane houses far more warm and fuzzy memories for Arsenal than it does for the Spurs. The latter of which can probably chalk up the worst year of their lives to 1913, when the Gunners moved into the Spuds neighborhood.
Since that moment, Tottenham have been living in the shadow of the far superior club. And I thought it was important that, as White Hart Lane becomes nothing more than a shrine to past successes (or lack thereof), we remember how Arsenal are going to be the ones missing the Lane more than the actual denizens.
We have eight whole why it’s a shame that the Lane is leaving us so soon. We start with No. 8.
8. Overall Record
Since White Hart Lane has existed, Arsenal has enjoyed their time taking on the Spurs. The Lane opened in 1899 and since that year, the Gunners have pulled in a dominant record in all competitions against the Spurs: 79-49-60.
No big deal. That is a number that will never change now that the Lane is shutting down. Spurs supporters will always remember that in their existence at their “fortress,” they were always second best in their own neighborhood.
That can’t feel that good.
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