Regarding power shift, I haven’t done the math myself and am too lazy atm (I will do an analysis later), but according to a couple of sources as of late Sept, in the last 100 games, Arsenal and Spurs had the same number of points… I think if you look at the previous 100 games, we would be well over them… and then again, even more dramatically over them I reckon.
I wouldn’t say they have “overtaken” us in much the same way that we never “overtook” ManU during the glory years, but it is certainly reasonable to say they are punching above their weight wrt us and worryingly consistently. 100 games is a huge sample size and it says a lot that Poch has navigated them to the same points total as the Invincible manager.
I would add further that with the crazy downturn of Chelsea and ManU and only recent consistency of City, we actually compare pretty favorably over that 100 game span - to anyone. Its too bad we can’t trade a few points here for a few points there and take more trophies