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One of the most highly anticipated fixtures of this season is just around the corner. As the experts call it; this is where it gets busy, as Arsenal host their arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the 12th fixture of the Premier League. The international break is upon us and while it has affected many a team, everything will be kept aside once the players step onto the field.

It will be an all-injury affected fixture given that Tottenham will be without a couple of star names. Skipper Hugo Lloris is expected to miss the game, while at the same time, Toby Alderweireld (hamstring) sees himself in the same category.

Pochettino was quoted by as saying,

“My information today is we must wait about Toby and Hugo. The scan they are now going to do this afternoon. Sure that tomorrow we will have a better idea about it.

“Today is speculation. We can guess but I think we must wait for the information after the scan and the assessment from the doctor.”

Furthermore, Jan Vertonghen was a doubt for the fixture, but the towering Belgian has declared himself fit. Besides all this, doubts remain over the fitness of Dele Alli and Harry Winks. Furthermore, Harry Kane – who departed from Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions squad due to injury setbacks, will be back in action.

Pochettino added: “Harry Kane is OK. He’s very good. In the last game he received a kick in his knee, but don’t worry, he’ll be available for the next game.”

For Arsenal, on the other hand, Olivier Giroud has been ruled out for the game, while the likes of David Ospina and Shkodran Mustafi are doubts. Santi Cazorla remains their long-term absentee.

The game is of utter importance for Spurs given that the last time we defeated Arsenal at the Emirates was way back in 2010. However, our most memorable game, at the same venue, remains the meeting of 2008. Aaron Lennon’s injury-time equaliser raised the roof for the travelling supporters and for all right reasons; after all, we marked a fantastic comeback after being two goals down.

David Bentley gave Spurs an early lead, but our celebrations were cut short when Mikael Silvestre, William Gallas and Emmanuel Adebayor made it three for Arsenal. Darren Bent pulled one back but Robin van Persie restored Arsenal’s lead soon after. It was then going to be a late-late show and it perfectly delivered what was promised. Jermaine Jenas’ 89th-minute goal followed by Aaron Lennon’s simple tap-in earned Tottenham a point at the Emirates.

Here is the highlight:

Superb strikes, late drama and wild celebrations

The #NorthLondonDerby in October 2008 had it all.

— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 15, 2017

Here’s how the fans reacted on Twitter:

A prime example of why you should never leave early, we celebrated like we’d just won the league.

— FKA Falafel (@FalafelFpl) November 15, 2017

Still probably the greatest game ive watched down the pub… full of gooners, 3 Spurs, went absolutely ape shit jumping on tables when Lennon equalised – #COYS #NLD

— Luke Millard (@LMills85) November 15, 2017

@grantlane remember watching this with you and Dad, scenes at 77 that night!

— Edward Nicholas (@Helloedd) November 15, 2017

What a game that was. Necking j20s with that equaliser

— James McGarrell (@James_McGarrell) November 15, 2017

What a game. And what scenes in the away end from the remaining 250 #spurs supporters who hadn’t abandoned their team

— Steven Toward (@StevenToward) November 15, 2017

@VARE95 look how empty it is when they equalise imagine leaving early and that happening!

— kieron cook (@kezzacook96) November 15, 2017

Still so clear. JJ and Lennon late strikes and everything erupted!

— Rowland Marsh (@Marshland82) November 15, 2017

@mrstaz27 this was a great match shit result but amazing

— nathan wilton (@nathan_wilton) November 15, 2017

Still get an erection over it now….if we get a 4th the table is going

— Tom Hancock (@spavgooch) November 15, 2017

@jhenrytweets @GeorgeCol90 I tweet this every year, but absolute scenes in lawns bar

— Joe H (@Jahill2018) November 15, 2017

Best ever end to game

— yikyak (@yikyak72) November 15, 2017


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Incidents of alcohol and drug abuse surface among workers at Tottenham’s new stadium



Construction News (h/t Independent) claims to have first-hand accounts of workers under the influence of alcohol and drugs at our new stadium.

Tottenham’s £850m new home has been hit by numerous delays and the club haven’t shared a final date for the launch of the stadium.

A source speaking to Construction News (h/t Independent) said:

“I’ve not worked on a site like that in a long, long time.

“There were people off their heads, drinking cans first thing in the morning before going on to site and snorting coke in the toilets.”

However, Mace have denied such claims and a company spokesperson claimed that tests were carried out regularly to ensure the safety of the staff.

The personnel was quoted by the Independent saying:

“We carry out regular random drugs and alcohol testing to ensure that our rules are enforced throughout our supply chain. Any concerns about specific health and safety risks should have been flagged to Mace health and safety staff on the project.”

Our new stadium was expected to be completed for the game against Liverpool on 15th September but Tottenham will continue playing their home games at Wembley.

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This latest report will be a further blow to Tottenham as the stadium is behind schedule and we had reported that the home might not be ready before 2019.

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“The season is saved”, “This is the signing you make?” – Some Spurs fans unhappy with latest deal by club



Tottenham haven’t done all that well in recent games with three losses on the spin. The Premier League loss against Liverpool was tough to take but the 2-1 defeat at Inter Milan was even worse.

We were leading till the 85th minute before Mauro Icardi and Matias Vecino got the goals at San Siro.

Tottenham bounced back with a win against Brighton & Hove Albion but prior to that, the team had time to pose for a new range of apparel from Hugo Boss.

A post from the Spurs Twitter account revealed that our first-team squad would be sporting suits from the company from the ‘Create Your Look’ line.

Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Jan Vertonghen, Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and a host of other players and staff were pictured in the dapper suits.

It isn’t a surprise that teams are being sponsored by brands but this deal does come a little late, given that our season is well over a month in.

Some fans, however, were upset with the deal and here are some of those reactions from Twitter.

Read more: Tottenham deny reports claiming stadium will be ready only by 2019

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Lamela stars: Player ratings from Tottenham’s 2-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion



Tottenham got back to winning ways after three successive defeats, thanks to goals from Harry Kane and Erik Lamela.

Glenn Murray handled the ball late in the first half which allowed Kane to score from the spot. The home team came at us with all they had in the second half and Paulo Gazzaniga pulled off a great save before Danny Rose crossed in for Lamela to slot in our second.

Anthony Knockaert pulled one back in stoppage time to make it a nervous last minute or so but we held on for all three points.

There were a few heroes on the pitch today and here are the player ratings from the game.

Paulo Gazzaniga – 6.5/10

The youngster did pretty well and made one good save to deny Knockaert. He couldn’t do much regarding the goal he conceded.

Kieran Trippier – 6/10

Trippier didn’t have the greatest time as he struggled a bit and even got a yellow card for a needless foul.

Toby Alderweireld – 7.5/10

The Belgian had a great chance to score early on and did a great job at keeping things tight for Spurs.

Jan Vertonghen – 7/10

Vertonghen didn’t have a lot to do at the back but he helped us to an important win in the final few minutes of the game.

Danny Rose – 7/10

Rose got the assist for the second goal but didn’t have the greatest of games for us. The Englishman should have done better for the goal we conceded.

Eric Dier – 5.5/10

This was another poor performance from the Englishman as he kept on making the wrong passes and losing possession.

Mousa Dembele – 7/10

The Belgian had a decent outing as his passing was good and kept things ticking for Spurs in the middle of the park.

Son Heung-min – 6/10

This was a quiet outing for the South Korean and he should have done more to help Spurs get all three points.

Christian Eriksen – 6/10

Another player who seemed to be out of touch was Eriksen. He must do a lot more if he is to keep his place in the team.

Lucas Moura – 6.5/10

The Brazilian tried to do things but they weren’t coming off. He did have a role in the second goal and was later subbed by Dele Alli.

Harry Kane – 6.5/10

Kane scored the penalty but couldn’t get another shot away as Brighton did well at keeping him quiet.


Erik Lamela – 7.5/10

The Argentine changed things as he provided an attacking outlet. He did well for the goal and maybe should start more games.

Read more: Tottenham deny reports claiming stadium will be ready only by 2019

Dele Alli – N/A

The Englishman didn’t have a lot of time to make a difference to the game.

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