Spurs about to sign future Welsh star?

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The Mirror are reporting that Spurs have put in an £8m bid for Swansea and Wales left-back Ben Davies. The Welshman would be Mauricio Pochettino’s first signing as Spurs manager should the deal go ahead. Apparently Davies is already on his way to London to finalise personal negotiations. Tottenham fans hearts may be racing as they may be feeling a sense …

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Spurs new kit launch – exclusive pics of Gareth Bale, Jermain Defoe and more

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Our intrepid reporter Gerald has just hotfooted it back from the launch of Spurs new kit for 2013-1014. It has been created by Under Armour and is seen here modelled by a few faces that you might find familiar including Gareth Bale and Jermain Defoe. Really like the retro look (and this from an Arsenal fan) though not too sure …

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Arsenal go head to head with Spurs for David Villa. Could Wilfried Bony be the back up plan?

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This afternoon has seen a bit of news on a couple of players who Arsenal have apparently been tracking for ages. The first is an update from Talksport about the possible future of Vitesse Arnhem striker Wilfried Bony. In case you missed the chat from a few weeks ago Bony has impressed Wenger, and indeed half of Europe with his …

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Review of the Premiership part 3: Spurs, Everton and more – what might have been…

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Simon Poulter of What Would David Bowie Do? rounds up the season Tottenham Hotspur (72 pts, GD +20) 5th Much rested on André Villas-Boas’s young shoulders this season when he stepped into Harry Redknapp’s shoes at White Hart Lane. Clearly, the chemistry at Chelsea had been all wrong – would Spurs be any better? Clearly, yes, and although fifth place …

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Arsenal update: Guillem Balague says £10 million bid for David Villa

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There is some real confusion about where David Villa will be playing football next season. However it seems very unlikely that he will be joining any clubs that can’t offer him Champions League football so that means Spurs and Liverpool are out of the picture. So then where does that leave Arsenal? A couple of sources are quoting Spanish football …

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Arsenal update: David Villa – it is us or Spurs?

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So David Villa’s quest to re start his carer in North London and the Premiership continues, however the news this morning is that the Spanish striker might not heading for his expected destination The Barca man, who very nearly joined Arsenal in the winter window is, according to radio station Cadena Ser and newspaper Mundo Deportivo, on his way to …

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Arsenal fans guide to Chelsea songs for tonight – with updated lyrics

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In what is a massively weird situation Arsenal fans will be cheering on Chelsea tonight to ensure that Spurs remain in fifth place thereby leaving fourth place to Arsenal if they win their last two games. So Gunners fans some of the songs that you know and love will have their lyrics changed for one night only. So for example …

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Can Arsenal’s excellent run of form carry them through to 3rd place?

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Arsenal fan Julius @OneGunn3r on why the battle for third and fourth is set to get very, very interesting As our North London rivals can vouch, it is remarkably easy to get carried away on the back of a string of good results. Since Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale danced round a hapless and hopeless Arsenal defence 37 days ago, …

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Spurs striking dilemma; Why Ade Should Get Nod Over Defoe

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Spurs’ striker situation this season has been peculiar. At the start of the campaign, Andre Villas-Boas opted for Jermain Defoe as his lone forward, despite the permanent signing of Emmanuel Adebayor, who was probably more suited to that role. Defoe performed well early on, combining goalscoring with impressive movement and improved link-up play. Surprisingly, Villas-Boas switched to a 4-4-2 to …

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Spurs’ AVB says English clubs will one again rule Europe

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After Arsenal’s brave, but still very painful exit from the Champions League at the feet of Bayern last night, Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas has been talking today about how he believes that English clubs will bounce back in Europe soon. In referencing Arsene Wenger’s warning that this season’s results were “a massive wake-up call” for English football AVB told the …

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Five reasons why Arsenal fans shouldn’t be too down today

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Losing to Spurs is never easy and to be honest it is not something  that Arsenal fans have had to endure too may times in the Wenger era. And yes it does open up a seven point gap between the Gunners and their north London rivals. But if Spurs fans can hear the Fat Lady singing they are mistaken, she hasn’t even started clearing her throat yet. Besides there are a few positives that Arsenal fans can …

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Why Cazorla is the key man for Arsenal against Spurs

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Arsene Wenger has two separate formats for his 4-2-3-1 formation this season. At the start of the campaign, he fielded two wide forwards, Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott, either side of Santi Cazorla, with Olivier Giroud upfront. That gives Arsenal pace on the flanks, and a classic number ten between the lines. However, in recent weeks Wenger has experimented with …

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Arsenal will finish above Spurs like last year – so says Mikel Arteta

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In case you hadn’t noticed there is the small matter of the North London derby this weekend – a game with added piquancy seeing as the winner will not only have bragging rights but also the upper hand in the race for fourth place. Spurs seem to be favourites at the moment given the form of Bale and their strong …

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Christian Benteke’s agent has big plans for the player. Arsenal and Spurs take note

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There has been a bit of a buzz about the future of Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke. Now his agent seems to have poured a little more oil on that fire by suggesting that his charge is ready to take the step up to the next level. The Mirror also suggests that Spurs are now odd-on favourite to land the player …

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Why Chelsea have the best celebrity fans – but Arsenal get the Hollywood A List

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Simon Poulter of the always excellent What Would David Bowie Do? on football’s oddest celebrity fans – not that Noel is odd… Good Evening…er….Molineux Shortly before referee Massimo Busacca got the final Group B match of the 2006 World Cup underway – pitching Sweden against Sven Goran Eriksson’s England – I suddenly became aware of having my photograph taken. Quite …

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Spurs view: The Europa League will help us prepare for the Champions League

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The Europa League generally gets a bad press in England. Whilst teams on the continent tend to take a far more serious approach towards it, it is always viewed through mocking eyes over here. The ‘Thursday night, Channel Five’ songs are used an insult on a regular basis and ultimately it is seen as being a little ‘beneath us’. I …

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Wenger admits Arsenal tried to sign Gareth Bale from Southampton, but rated Theo Walcott more important

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One other really great snippet from this morning’s conference which has been picked up by ESPN and others is that Arsene Wenger had admitted that Arsenal were looking to sign Gareth Bale from Southampton, but instead determined Theo Walcott to be the better prospect. And it is a decision that he doesn’t regret. Talking about signing Theo Walcott from Southampton …

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Arsenal and Spurs to scrap for German midfielder Sebastian Rode

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The Daily Star has an interesting (but let’s be honest rather speculative) story this morning about how Arsenal are going to rival Spurs in the race to sign Eintracht Frankfurt’s German midfielder Sebastian Rode. The 22-year-old midfielder has been excellent form this season which will be in the minds of the Spurs management team who tried to sign him last …

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