Jamie Redknapp: Tottenham are a different class to Arsenal - the gulf in class is so apparent

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Jamie Redknapp hailed Tottenham for their 'formidable' performance in beating Arsenal 2-0 in the final north London derby at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

Tottenham went into the Premier League derby knowing it would be the last at their current home, with Spurs set to play to Wembley next season ahead of moving to their new north London stadium for the 2018-19 season.

Mauricio Pochettino's title chasers failed to unlock Arsene Wenger's three-man defence in the first half, but a three-minute salvo from Dele Alli and Harry Kane scored the goals which means there will be no St Totteringham's Day for Arsenal to celebrate this season.

Former Spurs midfielder Redknapp was effusive in his praise for Pochettino's squad, telling Sky Sports: "They were so impressive. They were such a powerful side.

"The gulf in class between the two sides is so apparent. If you said to Mauricio Pochettino you can take a player out of that Arsenal team, how many would you take?

"I think there would be only one. It would be [Aexis] Sanchez."

Redknapp has spoken in recent weeks of Wenger's team carrying 'passengers' in comparison to Pochettino's, and the likes of Kieran Trippier - in for first-choice right-back Kyle Walker for the derby - led him to further emphasise the gulf between the squads.

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"Spurs are a different class to Arsenal," he added.

"There are no passengers, everybody knows what they are doing, they work hard as a team.

"They’ve got quality in it, they’ve got players that can come off the bench and make a difference and they’ve only conceded 22 goals this year.

"They are formidable."

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