White Hart Lane star rubs salt into Emirates wounds.
Tottenham Hotspur winger Gareth Bale predicts Arsenal will not finish in the top four this season because they sold Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri.
Spurs ran out 2-1 winners over the Gunners at White Hart Lane yesterday to heap further misery on Gunners boss Arsene Wenger.
After failing to hang on to the two midfielders, the Frenchman has been unable to get his new team to gel and have now lost four of their opening seven games.
Arsenal are now just two points above the relegation zone after coming away from White Hart Lane with nothing despite controlling large parts of the encounter.
In contrast Tottenham have now racked up four straight league wins after managing to keep midfielder Luka Modric out of the grasp of Chelsea.
This has not been lost on some Arsenal fans, who are now questioning whether Wenger is the right man to lead their team forward after 15 years in charge.
Bale, who tormented the Gunners with his lung-busting runs yesterday, thinks Arsenal have lost the reputation they had of being impossible to beat.
“Arsenal have lost a few players, which makes them more beatable I think as that has damaged the way they play,” Bale said. “We exposed that.
“I think keeping your best players is a massive thing. They are used to how you play and what you do.
“It is vitally important to do that and build your team around them.
“It is important that we have (Modric), and Arsenal were unlucky not to keep theirs.
“They are still a great team. They haven’t had the best of starts but I am sure they will improve.
“They have a lot of young players who are going to grow up in the next season or two and learn a lot. I am sure they will be fine.”