Spurs edge past Wenger's Arsenal 1-0 to receive bragging rights of North London through their charismatic striker Harry Kane.
The Gunners, winless in 16 Premier League away games against the top five, fell seven points behind Tottenham and are six adrift of the top four in sixth position.
"The performance of the team is fantastic, I'm so pleased because that was a key period where you need to fight for the top four and with these three points we are in the battle and arriving in the Champions League is a competition that excites the fans, excites us and you dream of playing in those games".
Although Kane was named Man of the Match, it was the display of Jan Vertonghen that got Spurs supporters talking on Twitter. "Firstly, I think the game should have been finished at half-time for me", Wenger added. Arsenal's only hope left to qualify for the Champions League will be through winning the Europa League.
And it was only the defiance of Cech that kept a rampant Spurs at bay in the second half, producing a collection of outstanding saves to somehow keep Arsenal in contention as Pochettino's side threatened to run riot.
However, Wenger said that Arsenal could have also won the game by half-time and lamented his side's inefficiency on the counterattack.
But Wenger, who was challenged in his post match press conference about Keown's lacking hunger comments, insists that Kane is simply a world-class striker.
While Spurs continued to send the ball into Arsenal's penalty area - albeit with a lack of purposeful intent - the visitors were able to hold firm and keep themselves in the hunt for all three points as the half ended with very little to talk about.
All that was missing was another goal from the hosts at its temporary home in front of a Premier League record crowd of 83,222 - 38 short of the English league record set in 1948.
"I look forward to these games", Kane said.
"In the first half we missed three or four opportunities on the counter attack which is hard to swallow, always the final ball".
That soon changed within just four minutes of the second half, however, as Kane made no mistake with his second headed effort on goal when a sensational cross from Ben Davies saw the Premier League's leading goalscorer out jump his rivals to thunder the ball into the bottom corner.