“I feel very proud,” he told reporters. “First of all because I think the players gave their best, they were fantastic, and then for our fans.”
Spurs, who last won the old first division title in 1961 but have never been champions since the Premier League began in 1992, face another big London derby on Friday, away to West Ham, and if they win it will move within one point of leaders Chelsea.
As a former player and manager with Espanyol in Barcelona, Argentinian Pochettino knows all about local rivalries and how important it is for Tottenham followers to both beat and finish above their neighbours.
“It was a fantastic afternoon for all our fans and with all that it means,” he said.
“To be above Arsenal for the first time in 22 years is fantastic for our fans. It is fantastic for us too but we want to win the title.
“I don't know if we wanted it more than them but we were better.
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