Tottenham winger Gareth Bale believes that Spurs have overtaken Arsenal as the top club in North London. Spurs are in fourth place of the Premier League with 48 points after 26 games, and Andre Villas-Boas' side can go four points clear of the fifth-placed Gunners if they beat West Ham away on Monday night.
"I think five or 10 years ago Arsenal were always miles ahead of Tottenham. But that has changed in recent years," he told The Sun.
"Over the past few seasons we have closed that gap and I think now we have overtaken them on the pitch. I think we have the stronger squad.
"Hopefully we can continue to do that as a club off the pitch as well, with the new stadium that is being built. But on the pitch and as a team now we are a lot more consistent and as a club we're moving in the right direction.
"Arsenal may say they are still ahead of us. But whatever people's opinions I don't think anyone can deny we are up there fighting with them on merit now."
Bale has scored 13 goals for Spurs this season and insisted he is happy to stay at Tottenham despite numerous clubs showing interest in him.