Tottenham have not finished above North London rivals Arsenal in the Premier League since 1995 and this season looks to be no different.
Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas is bridging the gap between both sides but Arsenal still have the knack of finishing above Tottenham in the Premier League.
Both teams will continue to battle it out for North London bragging rights this season. With experience on their side, Arsenal look to be one step ahead.
One factor that is often overlooked in The Premier League title race is the advantage that an experienced backroom can give a team.
The entire staff at Tottenham: Villas-Boas, Steffen Freund, Luis Martins, Les Ferdinand and Tim Sherwood's combined experience at Spurs is less than that of any individual at Arsenal.
The Gunners backroom staff know how to win games in the Premier League. The experience of Arsenal also extends on to the pitch, many of the team have had over three years experience playing at The Emirates or at least in the Premier League.
Tottenham are likely to field sides this season were a handful of the squad have had no Premier League experience at all, this will put Spurs on the back foot.
AVB launched a revolution at Tottenham this summer spending in excess of £100million in the transfer window.
The Spurs manager without a doubt has bought some outstanding players including Roberto Soldado, Erik Lamela, Etienne Capoue and Christian Eriksen. The former Chelsea boss has however admitted that the team may need time to gel, Speaking ahead of a charity event AVB said: "The circumstances are difficult.
"The investment that we have made raises expectations in people but what we have to do is create a team that bonds together.
Oliver Giroud could well turn out to be the top striker in North London this season. The French forward has already shown that he means business with a great start to this season's campaign.
Of course Tottenham have the indisputably talented Soldado but after settling into the Premier League, Giroud may well have the edge.
Supported by Theo Walcott, Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla and Lukas Podolski, Arsenal’s front line is the one that looks the strongest.
Arsenal's addition of world class playmaker Ozil from Real Madrid will make Arsene Wenger's side formidable opponents for any of the high fliers in the Premier League.
Wenger's side have won their last nine away matches and are able to boast at 1-0 victory over Tottenham in the first North London derby of the season. The red side of North London will be looking to continue with their winning form.
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