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Lloris and Alderweireld sidelined for Tottenham

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London (AFP) – Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and centre-back Toby Alderweireld will both miss Tottenham Hotspur’s home game with Crystal Palace on Sunday due to injury, manager Mauricio Pochettino confirmed on Friday.

Lloris, the Spurs captain, sustained a groin injury and Alderweireld suffered a hamstring strain during Wednesday’s stunning 3-1 win over Real Madrid in the Champions League.

Tottenham: Ordnance Survey Officially Wipe White Hart Lane From Face Of Earth/Map Of North London (Photos)

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With a new 64,000-seater arena currently being built in the carpark, Tottenham's grand old former home at White Hart Lane has today officially been wiped from the face of the Earth.

After a 119-year innings, the old Lane has now been completely demolished with Ordnance Survey, Britian's foremost cartographers, now confirming that the stadium has been entirely removed from their latest map of the area.

Spurs could stay at White Hart Lane – chairman

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London (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur could remain at White Hart Lane next season instead of moving to Wembley for the campaign, chairman Daniel Levy revealed on Wednesday.

Spurs have until Friday to activate an option to play at Wembley while their new stadium, due to open next year, is being built on the site of the current one in north London.

Spurs Win Fades Quickly From The Memory

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What am I doing here? How did I end up in this shabby part of north London on a freezing cold night? And why are there hundreds of other people shuffling along in this queue?

It was the sort of game that by the time you get to the station, you've forgotten all about it. Shame really: a cup semi-final, one step from Wembley, should produce a bit of edge but this dismal performance sucked the tension from the air along with any semblance of spark or originality.

Spurs linked with fresh move for Chelsea’s Juan Mata

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Tottenham hope to bring Chelsea star Juan Mata to White Hart Lane in January, according to reports in the Daily Express. The Blues playmaker is by no means a guaranteed starter under Jose Mourinho, and Andre Villas Boas is reportedly hoping to capitalise on that by offering the Spaniard an exit route when the transfer [.

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Thoughts on Arsenal’s only defeat in October – Dodgy penalty or not?

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Arsenal's only defeat in September and October came against Watford, and I am absolutely certain that was totally down to the referee for giving our North London neighbours a very dodgy penalty, and this is why.... Some pundits who should know better seem to think that any contact between a defender and a striker should [.

Merseyside misery as Liverpool and Everton lose heavily

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London (AFP) – It was a case of ‘North London nine, Merseyside three’ as Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal inflicted thumping defeats on both Liverpool and Everton respectively in the Premier League on Sunday.

Hopes that this might be the season where Liverpool ended their wait for a maiden Premier League looked flimsy following a 4-1 loss away to Spurs at Wembley while Arsenal sent an expensively-assembled Everton side into the relegation zone with a 5-2 win at Goodison Park.

Merseyside misery as Liverpool and Everton lose heavily

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London (AFP) – It was a case of ‘North London nine, Merseyside three’ as Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal inflicted thumping defeats on both Liverpool and Everton respectively in the Premier League on Sunday.

Hopes that this might be the season where Liverpool ended their wait for a maiden Premier League looked flimsy following a 4-1 loss away to Spurs at Wembley while Arsenal sent an expensively-assembled Everton side into the relegation zone with a 5-2 win at Goodison Park.

Wenger sweating on Arsenal stars after Kante and Fellaini injuries

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If the various Arsenal players out there on international duty for their respective national teams get through the next few days without picking up any injury problems and return to north London fit and ready to resume the Premier League title chase, then we will all be able to breathe a huge sigh of relief, [.

Can Lacazette plea persuade Alexis Sanchez to stay at Arsenal?

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I think it is going to take more than a few words from the Arsenal and France international striker to convince Alexis Sanchez to change his mind about a transfer away from north London, but the comments from Alexandre Lacazette this week about his Chilean teammate will certainly not hurt. As reported by Metro, the [.

Are Arsenal fans glad that Elneny turned down Leicester move?

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Mohamed Elneny Still Has a Big Part to Play at the Emirates This Season Arsenal accepted a £10 million bid for midfielder Mohamed Elneny during the summer but the Egyptian opted to stay in North London and produced arguably his best performance in a Gunners shirt against Chelsea in the Community Shield, which Arsenal went [.

Thierry Henry: Alexandre Lacazette Will Have A Good Season

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Alexandre Lacazette will be a success at Arsenal, according to former Gunner Thierry Henry.

The France international moved to the north London side in the summer for a fee of £52million and is expected to lead the line for Arsenal as they aim to return to a Champions League place.

And Henry, who is Arsenal's record goalscorer is confident that Lacazette can work well with the club's existing strikers this season.

Have Chelsea and Man City stopped Lemar transfer to Arsenal?

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It is being reported today that the Arsenal transfer target Thomas Lemar is set for a confrontation with his current club AS Monaco because the French Ligue 1 club are blocking his transfer to north London, where he wants to realise his dream of playing for the Gunners under his fellow Frenchman Arsene Wenger.

Has Kolasinac been signed to fit Arsenal’s new formation

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If reports in the English media are to be believed, Arsenal have finally completed the signing of the Schalke left-back Sead Kolasinac on a four-year deal. The player has been heavily linked with a move to North London and it now appears that the club have finally sealed the deal to bring the highly-rated defender [.

Barcelona can forget about poaching Hector Bellerin

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Arsenal's Hector Bellerin is one of the most promising young footballers in Europe at the moment, having really rose to stardom in this Arsenal team. He is highly valued in North London and looks set to have a fantastic career ahead of him. The issue that Arsenal have of course is holding onto the player, [.

Wenger to decide Arsenal future ‘in March or April’

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London Colney (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Arsene Wenger said on Friday that he will make a decision on his Arsenal future “in March or April” as he vowed to remain in football management come what may next season.

The Frenchman is out of contract with the north London side at the end of the current campaign and questions over whether he will stay at Arsenal intensified after the Gunners’ humiliating 5-1 defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Wenger to decide Arsenal future ‘in March or April’

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London Colney (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Arsene Wenger said on Friday that he will make a decision on his Arsenal future “in March or April” as he vowed to remain in football management come what may next season.

The Frenchman is out of contract with the north London side at the end of the current campaign and questions over whether he will stay at Arsenal intensified after the Gunners’ humiliating 5-1 defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Arsene Wenger to decide his Arsenal future in March or April

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London Colney (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Arsene Wenger said on Friday that he will make a decision on his Arsenal future “in March or April” as he vowed to remain in football management next season.

The Frenchman is out of contract with the north London side at the end of the current campaign and questions over whether he will stay at Arsenal intensified after the Gunners’ humiliating 5-1 defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Arsene Wenger to decide his Arsenal future in March or April

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London Colney (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Arsene Wenger said on Friday that he will make a decision on his Arsenal future “in March or April” as he vowed to remain in football management next season.

The Frenchman is out of contract with the north London side at the end of the current campaign and questions over whether he will stay at Arsenal intensified after the Gunners’ humiliating 5-1 defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Pressure on Wenger as never before after Bayern trouncing

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London (AFP) – “Every good story has an ending. Au revoir Arsene,” read the words on a sticker on display in Borehamwood, a commuter town where north London side Arsenal enjoy strong support.

That sticker has been on display for several months and the words were positively polite compared to the torrent of criticism Arsene Wenger, Arsenal’s manager for over 20 years, faced following the Gunners’ humiliating 5-1 loss away to Bayern Munich in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday.

Pressure on Wenger as never before after Bayern trouncing

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London (AFP) – “Every good story has an ending. Au revoir Arsene,” read the words on a sticker on display in Borehamwood, a commuter town where north London side Arsenal enjoy strong support.

That sticker has been on display for several months and the words were positively polite compared to the torrent of criticism Arsene Wenger, Arsenal’s manager for over 20 years, faced following the Gunners’ humiliating 5-1 loss away to Bayern Munich in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday.

Arsenal aim to extend long unbeaten run against Middlesbrough

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London (AFP) Arsenal will aim to make it eight consecutive victories when they host Middlesbrough in the Premier League on Saturday in defence of an 11-match unbeaten record in all competitions.

The North London side are riding high after beating Ludogorets 6-0 in the Champions League in midweek, a match where Mesut Ozil scored a hat-trick.

North London Delight Tightens Premier League Title Race

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Circle March 5th on your calendar. That is when Arsenal travel to White Heart Lane to take on Spurs in what could be a title decider after the North London rivals both secured massive wins against fellow title contenders.

Tottenham and Arsenal blew the title race wide open with dramatic 2-1 wins over leader Leicester City and fourth-placed Manchester City respectively on Sunday.

Through Ryu’s Lens: The North London Derby The North...

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Through Ryu's Lens: The North London Derby

The North London Derby met the magic of the FA Cup, and Ryu rushed to the Emirates to catch Arsene Wenger's squad pass yet another test as the Gunners continue his search for silverware.

Spurs looked second-best, but that's to be expected when the past 5 North London derbys were won by the side hosting the match.

Former Arsenal Man Returns to London, Gets Chelsea Surprise

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Former Arsenal goalkeeper Rami Shaaban may not have made that big of an impact during his time in North London, but the city certainly had an impact on him.

The Swedish shot-stopper only made three Premier League appearances for Arsenal during his two years at the club, and stints at West Ham and Brighton were similar in terms of success.

Arsenal Star Lukas Podolski Launches Branded Merchandise Shop

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When it comes to engaging and interacting with his fan base, Arsenal man Lukas Podolski isn't shy at all. The German international has quickly become a fan favorite in North London because of his activity on social media, and it seems as if he has no plan to slow down anytime soon.

Podolski seemingly won over the fans of Arsenal last season when he documented his black taxi tour throughout London via Twitter.

Wenger Discusses His Future at Arsenal and Mesut Özil

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Ahead of Arsenal's next Premier League encounter away at Sunderland tomorrow, Arsene Wenger has spoken about his future at Arsenal as well new signing Mesut Özil.

The French manager enjoyed an excellent initial eight years to his career in North London, but has failed to secure silverware for the Gunners since 2005.

Arsenal and Spurs could go head-to-head over Sochaux’s Sebastien Corchia

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North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham are set for a January transfer battle over French full-back Sebastien Corchia. As we reported yesterday, the Sochaux right-back also comfortable at left-back has made it clear that a move in the next transfer window is a distinct possibility. The 22-year-old was linked with a move to [.

Video: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says signing Mesut Ozil was dependent on Spurs selling Gareth Bale

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Arsene Wenger says he thinks he was only able to bring Mesut Ozil to Arsenal because Spurs sold Gareth Bale to Real Madrid. He said he was surprised that Real Madrid were prepared to let the Germany international leave and thinks the arrival of Bale from Spurs must have been the reason for that. He [.

Kieran Gibbs: ‘Even Spurs fans should have jumped for joy when Mesut Ozil joined Arsenal’

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Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs said even Tottenham supporters should have jumped for joy when they found out Mesut Ozil was joining the Gunners. He immediately had a change of heart deciding that his side's north London rivals probably weren't so excited at news of the signing but maintained that you didn't have to [.

Arsenal planning to swoop Borussia Dortmund’s Ilkay Gundogan and Bayer Leverkusen’s Lars Bender

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He used to be accused of only buying French players, but now Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is considering two more additions to his growing collection of Germans. According to the Daily Mirror, Wenger is plotting moves for midfielders Ilkay Gundogan, of Borussia Dortmund, and Lars Bender, of Bayer Leverkusen.

Gareth Bale: ‘I’d have quit Spurs even if they were in the Champions League’

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The most expensive footballer of all-time, Gareth Bale, says he would have left Tottenham for Real Madrid even if his former club had qualified for the Champions League last season. Spurs were pipped to fourth place and Champions League football by north London rivals Arsenal last term. But Bale says he would have still left [.

Mathieu Flamini says it feels like he never left Arsenal

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Arsenal signing Mathieu Flamini says he feels like he's come home after returning for a second stint with the Gunners. The Frenchman, snapped up on a free transfer this summer, made his second debut in last weekend's north London derby win over Spurs. And after Jack Wilshere's illness pushed him into the team perhaps a [.

Arsenal vs Tottenham: A Yank investigates the North London Derby

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I am in north London talking about Gareth Bale's penis. It's huge, according to the three Tottenham Hotspur supporters seated across from me. We are in a vintage clothing shop recording a football podcast, even though I'm woefully under-qualified to talk football. I appreciate the game but I'm American: tactics are lost on me.

Spurs skipper Michael Dawson says players have to ‘put it right’ after Arsenal defeat

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Tottenham captain Michael Dawson has called on the squad to "put it right" after last weekend's north London derby defeat to Arsenal. He wants the side to bounce-back from the loss with victory against Norwich in their next Premier League game. He said: "We know what it means to everyone and it's a tough one [.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy tried to block Arsenal’s move for Mesut Ozil

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How do you feel about @MesutOzil1088 joining #Arsenal? Leave your messages for Mesut using the #OzilIsAGunner hashtag pic.twitter.com/fBm41X2pyt Arsenal.com (@Arsenal) September 2, 2013 Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy called Real Madrid president Florentino Perez in a bid to stop him selling Mesut Ozil to Arsenal, according to reports in the Spanish media.

Video: Arsenal keep Wojciech Szczesny plays ‘We Won The League At White Hart Lane’ on his piano

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Multi-millionaire footballers have all sorts of ways to celebrate victory over their fiercest rivals. Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny marked yesterday's 1-0 win over Spurs in the north London derby by making a video of himself playing We Won The League At White Hart Lane on his piano and uploading it to Facebook.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger aiming for “one or two super signings”

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he is hoping to add "super players" to his squad on transfer deadline day. The Gunners have reportedly bid £42.5m for Real Madrid star Mesut Ozil, and he seems likely to be one of the big-name players Wenger is after. Speaking after yesterday's north London derby win over Tottenham, Wenger [.

Video: Tottenham players arriving at Arsenal

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Spurs have released a video of their players arriving at the Emirates Stadium ahead of this afternoon's north London derby against Arsenal. The footage was posted on the club's official Instagram account around one hour and 20 minutes ahead of kick-off.

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Pochettino calls for calm in Millwall clash

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London (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino has pleaded with Tottenham and Millwall fans to keep the peace when the London rivals clash in a potentially volatile FA Cup quarter-final on Sunday.

Since being drawn to face Millwall at White Hart Lane, Tottenham officials have been liasing with police in a bid to a keep a lid on the hooligan gangs threatening to run riot in north London.