Build-up to Tottenham v. Arsenal

Tottenham v. Arsenal kicks off at 4pm at White Hart Lane. Tottenham are ahead of the Gunners in the Premier League table in the battle to secure a Champions League position. Islington Now takes the best of the pre-match build-up in this Storify.


  1. Arsenal fans woke up to the news in the Sunday Telegraph that a Middle East consortium is planning to pay £1.5bn to take over the club:
  2. Meanwhile, both teams' players urged their fans to get behind their teams:
  3. Former players and celebrity fans tweeted their encouragement:
  4. Diane Abbott, MP for Hackney and David Lammy, MP for Tottenham, put their Labour politics aside for the afternoon:
  5. The last two league games between the two teams have finished 5-2 Arsenal. Last year they finished ahead of Spurs in the Champions League places. Arsenal fans didn't miss the opportunity to remind their rivals of the recent history: