Rio Ferdinand has said it is too early to claim that Tottenham Hotspur have moved ahead of Arsenal in the North London power battle.
Spurs have been much improved in recent seasons, having finished 4th, 5th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 5th, 3rd since the turn of the decade. Meanwhile, Tottenham were the most consistent challenger to champions Leicester City last season, despite poor form towards the end of the campaign.
Such was the extent of Tottenham's poor end of seasonform, Arsenal actually finished above Tottenham sparking mass delight among Arsenal fans who had been North London's second best for much of the season.Social media revelled over St. Totteringham's Day, the day on which it is impossible for Spurs to finish above Arsenal in the League.
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However, Rio Ferdinand has said it is too early to tell whether Tottenham will overthrow Arsenal as North London's No.1.
In hiscolumn forThe London Evening Standard, Ferdinanddid admit that he has been thoroughly impressed with Tottenham in recent times, writing, The Tottenham players are all around the same age and want to win things together in the next few years.
They look a hungry bunch, a family, a bit like how we were at United.
Still, it is too early to talk about changing of the guard in London. They can't say anything until they start putting winners' medals around their necks.�