The ‘champions’ stat Tottenham fans can still cling on to despite Arsenal having huge Premier League lead this season

    Arsenal currently sit on top of the Premier League much to Tottenham’s dismay.

    The two North London rivals are always keen on beating each other but it seems as though Arsenal are going to run away from them this season after a few years of lagging behind the Lilywhites.

    Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal sit pretty at the top of the table

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    Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal sit pretty at the top of the table

    Arsenal are on track to win their fourth Premier League title

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    Arsenal are on track to win their fourth Premier League title

    The Gunners are top of the Premier League at the halfway point of the season and are in a good position to end their league title drought of 19 years.

    Tottenham, meanwhile, have shown inconsistency but remain in a race to finish in the top four, with Antonio Conte’s side battling it out against sides like Manchester United, Newcastle United and others.

    Things are far from settled off the pitch too with speculation continuing around Conte’s future at the club and rumours have been swirling over a possible summer exit.

    Spurs fans can cling on to some history, however, as Arsenal’s start of 50 points in 19 league matches can be bettered by a Tottenham record from six decades ago.

    Arsenal’s start is the seventh-best in English top-flight history, but Tottenham’s start to the 1960/61 campaign still remains better.

    In that season, Spurs claimed 52 points from the opening 19 league fixtures before going on to win the league – a record they are still proud of and can boast about this season.

    That Tottenham team, featuring great names like Danny Blanchflower, Bobby Smith and Les Allen have gone down in Spurs folklore for decades since.

    Tottenham’s 1961 side were the dominant force of English football

    Tottenham’s 1961 side were the dominant force of English football

    If it’s consolation for Arsenal, they can enjoy their team sitting at the summit of the league and can take optimism from the fact that only once has a team had a record this good and not won the league: Liverpool in 2018/19.

    Mikel Arteta’s Gunners will be hoping to go all the way and bring the Premier League title to the Emirates Stadium for the first time ever come May.

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