An angry Petr Cech admits Tottenham have shown more quality and confidence than Arsenal this season after their crucial derby victory on Sunday.
A Dele Alli goal and a Harry Kane penalty sealed the points for Spurs as Arsenal's own top-four hopes remained in the balance.
Arsene Wenger said Arsenal have higher ambitions than to compare themselves to Spurs following defeat in the North London derby.
'It hurts because it was a huge game for both teams.
And while Wenger was disappointed with the loss, he played down the significance of Spurs' recent improvements, before prematurely walking out of his interview with Sky Sports. There probably isn't a bigger game this season and I can't think of a better way to give this historic stadium the send-off it deserves. We needed to win to keep our Champions League. "I am so calm as we have four games to play and now is important to be focused and to try to reduce the gap to Chelsea".
Indeed, the Gunners are now sixth in the table and six points adrift of the top four with five games left to play.
"This was a crucial week for us and we finished it very well", Conte said.
Gary Neville believes Arsenal can consider themselves as having had a successful season if they win the FA Cup this term.
Vertonghen, who led the defense superbly alongside compatriot Toby Alderweireld, said Spurs had been hungrier for victory, which also ensured they will finish above Arsenal for the first time in 22 years. "Today was another chance to see the team learn and improve".
Dembele, who has once again proved to be a vital member of the Tottenham squad this season, did not start the last ever north London derby at White Hart Lane due to an ankle injury.
"I thought we were fantastic". If you'd ask the players, I think they'd all agree that there isn't a whole lot that could diminish their happiness. We created the better chances and probably should have had a couple more in that first half. A great weekend for us. "He's not good enough for Arsenal, allegedly - meanwhile he dominates our midfield every time we play against him". This is not the game to lose.