Manchester United defender Patrice Evra claims he was right in his assumption that Arsenal are not seen as a title threat.
The France international mocked the Gunners for failing to win a trophy since 2005 despite playing attractive football.
Evra produced an impressive display in United's 1-0 victory against Arsene Wenger's side at Old Trafford on Monday night.
And now the 29-year-old claims he was proved right for his attack as his team prepare to face rivals Chelsea on Sunday.
Evra told The Sun: "I think we confirmed what I'd said before the match.
"I think Arsenal played really well, you shouldn't neglect that, but we were better.
"I really say that without any arrogance.
"I heard people saying that what I said was below the belt, but that wasn't my intention. I just wanted to show how much I believe in my team, in their potential and strength.
"We know Arsenal and we know that if you don't let them breathe, which is what the coach said before the match, then it becomes hard for them, especially at Old Trafford.
"United always show up for the big games.
"Arsenal enjoyed a lot of possession but only had one chance.
"I think our victory was really deserved, it didn't boil down to small details. But people will have a go at me again for saying what I think."