Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech: Spurs need trophy to show progress

Dembele played 45 minutes for Spurs against Crystal Palace before the international break

Dembele played 45 minutes for Spurs against Crystal Palace before the international break

For the first time in many years, Spurs finished above the Gunners last season and as a result, Parlour says they have to go down as the better team for the time being.

He has scored six goals in five games against the Gunners, and Spurs have not tasted defeat against their fierce rivals in any of the last six league clashes, with Tomas Rosicky's strike securing a 1-0 win back in September 2015 for Arsenal's last win. The Czech goalkeeper also said that Spurs need to win a trophy if they want to prove how far they've come under Pochettino's time as manager.

"We were under pressure the last couple of years, people talking about winning trophies, obviously we are disappointed not to have won the title but we won FA Cups".

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Arsene Wenger's side lost 3-1 to Premier League leaders Manchester City in their last top-flight fixture ahead of the worldwide break. Two years ago when we finished above them we were disappointed because we didn't win the title.

'Our target is to win the title and be successful during the season, not necessarily looking at what Tottenham are doing'.

The last three league meetings at the Emirates have all ended in a 1-1 draw but the former Czech Republic global suggested Arsenal had the players capable of causing trouble to any defence in the league.

With their contracts running out in 2018 it has been suggested that Arsenal should allow both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil to leave for the good of the team.

Meanwhile, Arsene Wenger's side missed out on Champions League football with a fifth-placed finish but ended the season by lifting their third FA Cup in four years. "Seriously, it's got to be the worst feeling you've got about playing Spurs teams in years".

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