Arsenal 'keeper Wojciech Szczesny has claimed that the most important thing in the Gunners' season is to finish above north London rivals Spurs. The Polish international said: “We don’t want to finish below Tottenham, no matter what. That’s the mentality here. That’s just my personal ambition to do that. I’m one of the fans. So it means a lot to me to finish above Tottenham – and we will do so. They’ve been in good condition, you have to give that to them, but I’m confident we are a better side and will finish above them.”
The last time Tottenham finished above the Gunners was in the 1994/95 season, when Arsenal slumped to a disappointing 12th place finish and manager George Graham was sacked. For the next 16 years the red side of north London has celebrated, and each year when it becomes certain that Spurs cannot go above them, Arsenal fans rejoice with the officially designated holiday of St Totteringham's Day. The graphic above shows the date when the scales tipped in the Gunners' favour in previous years and how many games were played when the big day arrived, but will they be celebrating this season?
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