Tottenham's new home - being built adjacent to White Hart Lane - will be a 61,000-seater stadium that will not only host Spurs but also American football for at least the next 10 years, as well as concerts and other events.
In particular, Tottenham know they can rely for regular goals on England pair Harry Kane and Dele Alli, who have close to 50 between them this season with 27 and 21 respectively.
"We tried to pay the supporters back for the energy they gave us", he added.
As well as the engrossing fight for the title the battle for the two remaining Champions League places has become a real dogfight - Arsenal missing a chance to make up ground on the two Manchester clubs, who both stumbled on Sunday against relegation candidates.
He said: "I feel very proud".
They welcome fifth-placed United to the Emirates Stadium next Sunday and are now five points behind Jose Mourinho's side with City a point further ahead in fourth.
When Tottenham fans sang "Arsene Wenger, we want you to stay" there was no sympathy.
"To be above Arsenal for the first time in 22 years is fantastic for our fans". "Of course it is very disappointing, but the target at the beginning of the season is not to finish above Spurs, it is to win the league".
Wenger felt the first goal and the spot kick were soft.
"We obviously wanted to finish the last north London derby here on a high note and we did that".
There was no doubting which team was on top this time.
The half ended with Cech scrambling to turn a low Jan Vertonghen effort behind, but prior to that Arsenal had threatened to land a sucker-punch. The second period opened with Victor Wanyama's shot being tipped over and Kane's effort collected by the goalkeeper.
After jinking into the six-yard box, Eriksen was thwarted by Cech, but Alli followed up to slide in the rebound, with Oxlade-Chamberlain completely miscuing an attempted goal-line clearance. Having taken the lead just two minutes earlier through Alli, Kane was tripped by Gabriel before dusting himself off to tuck away the penalty and seal an emotional victory. Kane netted his fifth in five league games against Arsenal.
Saturday's goalless draw against West Ham did little to change the mood and Hughes' side have games against Bournemouth, Arsenal and Southampton to raise spirits ahead of the summer.
Arsenal's season could still end with the FA Cup if it beats Chelsea at Wembley Stadium.