St Totteringham’s Day OFF: Arsenal boss Unai Emery cancels celebration, saying Tottenham are too far ahead of Gunners

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has cancelled St Totteringham’s Day, claiming the Gunners are too far behind north London rivals Tottenham.

St Totteringham’s Day is something Arsenal fans commemorate every time they finish above Spurs in the Premier League.

Arsenal held north London bragging rights for many years but the tide has been turning recently

Those fans commemorated St Totteringham’s Day for 21 years in a row under Arsene Wenger until the run was finally broken in 2017.

However, local bragging rights for Gooners seem unlikely as Arsenal are ten points behind Spurs with 13 league games left this season.

And not only that, Emery also admitted that his side are now the outsiders in the battle to finish fourth place against Chelsea and Manchester United.

Emery stressed how difficult it will be to finish in the Champions League spots too

Emery said: “First of all we have to say that there are better teams than us now.

“Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham are so far away. They have an advantage over us and there is a big difference between us.

“So now we need to focus on our capacity to be in the top four but knowing that is going to be difficult.

“There is still a possibility because we are only three points behind Chelsea and one point behind Manchester United.

The Gunners are three points off fourth place after their defeat to Manchester City last weekend

“But they are are very big teams and now we are the outsiders because we are sixth.

“We have to be practical because that is how it is at the moment.

“I still trust in our capacity to get into the top four but we need to stay calm and be very demanding of ourselves to be consistent over 38 matches.”

Arsenal dropped out of the top five for the first time in five months after losing 3-1 at Manchester City last weekend.


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