Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 8/18/13
Michael Dawson hopes this will be the season that Tottenham end their near two-decade-long wait to finish above Arsenal. Ever since the year before Arsene Wenger took the reins at Arsenal , the Gunners have been in the ascendancy over their neighbors. Spurs may have registered the occasional memorable north London derby victory, but the fact remains they have not finished above Arsenal since 1995 - and that, Dawson says, hurts. Tottenham have let 11 and nine-point leads slip in the last two seasons to allow Arsenal to clinch Champions League football while the Gunners pipped Spurs to fourth in 2006 because of a dodgy lasagne that Martin Jol's squad ate on the eve of their crucial final-day draw at West Ham . Dawson insists Tottenham's failure to overcome their rivals is not down to any psychological factor. "I wouldn't say there is a mental block, definitely not," the Tottenham captain said. "Arsenal are a top team. Last year it was unbelievable to miss out. "It hurt. You hav...
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