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Ian Wright has perfectly summed up how Arsenal fans currently feel about Tottenham

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If it wasn’t already obvious that the power-shift in north London had happened before Tottenham’s Champions League clash against Real Madrid on Wednesday, then it was abundantly clear by the time referee Cuneyt Cakir blew the full-time whistle.

Spurs recorded one of the most impressive victories in their history at Wembley, beating the reigning European and Spanish champions Real Madrid 3-1.

Two goals from Dele Alli and another from Christian Eriksen earned a deserved three points for Mauricio Pochettino’s magnificent side.

Shortly before half-time, BT Sport gave Spurs fans something else to smile about when they advertised tonight’s Europa League clash between their bitter local rivals Arsenal and Red Star Belgrade.

Another sign of how far Arsenal have fallen behind Spurs over the past couple of years.

Wright sums up how Arsenal fans feel about Spurs

Arsenal fans don’t come much more passionate than their former striker Ian Wright, who perfectly summed up how the Gunners’ faithful feel about Spurs right now.

"I've always been afraid of the Tottenham emergence, because it's been coming," Wright told BBC 5live.

"Since Pochettino's got there it's been steadily rising and rising and the only thing you feel that is going to hold Tottenham back is 'will Daniel Levy pay the players the kind of money that is going to keep them there?'. That's all it's going to come down to.”

He added: “This is a great manager with great, young, ambitious players. They're not fly by night players, they look like they're the real deal. [Wednesday's] result against Real Madrid, they hammered them. And it's a team that's still got a lot more to give.

"It's something as an Arsenal man, sitting here, it's a frightening prospect seeing their progression, it really is. And jealousy does come into it."

Watch Wright's comments on Spurs here...

At least one Arsenal fan is brave enough to admit that he feels jealous watching Spurs these days.

How times have changed

But who would have imagined, five or 10 years ago, Ian Wright - of all people - uttering those words?

At this rate, it’s going to be a little while before Arsenal fans are celebrating St Totteringham’s Day again.

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