Scott Parker
Scott Parker says Arsenal would have been gutted at Tottenham's win. Reuters

Scott Parker says he understands Arsenal must have felt particularly shattered by Tottenham's last minute winner over West Ham this week, with Spurs able to keep their four point gap over their rivals in the table.

Drawn 2-2 in the final minutes of the game, it took some magic from Gareth Bale to take maximum points for the north London club, with Scott Parker also making contributions against his old club as Spurs look to challenge for a Champions League spot.

And Parker believes that Arsenal would have been gutted to see that they were still four points behind after Tottenham's win.

"I've been in that position when you're playing and you're watching the scores come in and you hear there's been a last-minute goal in a game that's important for your side," he said, according to ESPN.

"You're praying it's gone the way you wanted it to and then you hear it's a goal for the team you didn't want to score. So it is deflating for a player watching, and I'm sure the Arsenal players are like that.

"Gareth is a world-class player and at the moment he is scoring last-minute goals that are winning games for us. He was fantastic at West Ham and stepped up again to get us the three points."

Parker admitted he was disappointed to be booed when he made his return to West Ham, with the fans making their displeasure at his exit clear on Monday night.

"I didn't expect the West Ham fans to boo me and obviously it was a little bit upsetting," he explained.

"I don't know why (they did it). I don't know if it's because I went to their local rivals... I'm not sure, but I just would have liked to think that maybe I would have got a better reception after what I did in my time here."