Tottenham poised to overtake Arsenal in UEFA rankings in latest Gunners humiliation

The tide has been turning in north London as Tottenham have rivalled Arsenal more than the Gunners have been used to in recent times, and UEFA could add insult to injury.

For years Tottenham fans had to watch on as Arsenal consistently out-performed them, but this is no longer the case.

Arsenal started the season without any European involvement for the first time in 26 years, and their awful start to the Premier League was the worst in their 118-year top-flight history.

Although Tottenham only finished one place above Mikel Arteta’s side last year, their Europa Conference League status has given them the chance to leapfrog Arsenal in the UEFA rankings.

Despite the fact that Tottenham fans have to face away trips to Stade Rennes, Vitesse and NS Mura in their Conference League group, it does give them all the bragging rights that they have been waiting for in terms of official rankings.

The rankings are based on results within the last five years, and Arsenal went into the season sitting in 12th, with Tottenham just once place behind them in 13th, but that is about to change.

Arsenal are currently on a total of 80.0 in the rankings but are unable increase their score until at least next season, whereas Tottenham will be awarded bonus points for each round they surpass in the Conference League.

Tottenham will move onto 80.5 points after progressing from their two-legged qualifying game against Pacos Ferreira, and qualifying for the group stages, which will see them lead the Gunners in the European rankings for the first time since 1992.

As Spurs are joint favourites alongside AS Roma for the competition, they could further increase their points tally and move even further ahead of Arsenal, leaving Arteta a mountain to climb.

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