Tottenham ace Gareth Bale has declared the reality is that they're simply BETTER than Arsenal. Spurs are one point ahead of Arsenal in the race for fourth place and they have an opportunity to extend their lead to four when they travel to West Ham on Monday night.

Bale told The Sun: "I think five or 10 years ago Arsenal were always miles ahead of Tottenham. But that has changed in recent years.

"Over the past few seasons we have closed that gap and I think now we have overtaken them on the pitch. I think we have the stronger squad.

"Hopefully we can continue to do that off the pitch as well, with the new stadium that is being built.

"But on the pitch and as a team now we are a lot more consistent as a club we're moving in the right direction."