Piers Morgan has mocked Tottenham supporters, saying north London has ‘ALWAYS been red’, following Arsenal’s dazzling derby victory on Sunday.
The Gunners got one over their fierce rivals at the Emirates Stadium, coming from behind to win 4-2 with an impressive attacking display.
It was a thrilling game which saw Arsenal reinstate their hold on north London. They may have finished below Spurs in the table for the past two Premier League seasons, but have now leapfrogged the Lilywhites into fourth place.
And Morgan has hit back at the suggestions Spurs had eclipsed his beloved Gunners is recent years, saying this current Tottenham side lack the ‘hunger’ to compete at the top level.
Speaking on Monday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Morgan said: “North London is, like it’s always been, red. So suck on that!
“It’s never been white, I don’t know why anyone has even raised the subject of Tottenham ever, ever eclipsing us.
“We’ve had all the chat for years about how they’re eclipsing Arsenal, but on yesterday’s performance I don’t see it.
“I see a bunch of very well-paid guys running around who did not have the commitment and hunger than this Arsenal team now has.”
The arch-rivals will do battle again in two weeks’ time in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals, and Morgan said it’s the only chance Spurs will get of winning a trophy this season.
“Look at where their season is going, they’re fifth now,” he said.
“For Tottenham, the EFL Cup is about the only thing they can possibly win, so I would image they would put their first team out, most of whom went missing yesterday.
“I think the EFL Cup game is actually quite significant, because for Arsenal winning has actually become a mentality.”
The Gunners disciple was also full of praise for manager Unai Emery, and said his side’s performance against Spurs created the best atmosphere he has EVER experienced at the Emirates Stadium.
He added: “The thing I loved most about yesterday was that we scrapped from the moment the game started to the moment it finished.
“We were like a unit again, going to football war. It was fantastic to watch.
“The energy, the commitment and the passion these players are giving Unai Emery is brilliant to watch.
“I’ve not heard the Emirates like that since it was opened. So in 12 years we’ve not had an atmosphere like we had yesterday, it was absolutely rocking.”
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