Tottenham’s 2-0 victory in the Carabao Cup at Arsenal on Wednesday evening was marred with controversy with Spurs midfielder Dele Alli being hit with a plastic bottle by an Arsenal fan.
It is the latest in a string of incidents involving the two clubs in recent times who have seen their rivalry intensify to meteoric heights this season.
This came off the back of more unsavoury scenes when the two sides met in the Premier League last month (where Arsenal won 4-2), a banana skin was thrown in the direction of Gunners striker Pierre Emerick Aubamayang and tempers flared between the two sides on the field of play regularly.
As with all rivalries fans take to social media to gloat or bemoan – depending on how the result has panned out and this game was no different.
Following Arsenal’s 4-2 win over Spurs on December 2nd, Gunners fan and broadcaster Piers Morgan tweeted Spurs striker Harry Kane asking:-
‘Hi mate @HKane – you ok?’
Rather amusingly, Kane chose to reply following Wednesday’s victory (December 19th):-
‘I’m good thanks you??’
With both sets of fans and players seemingly at loggerheads – on and off the field – bookmakers have started taking bets on who they think will reign supreme in North London this season.
With 5 points currently separating the sides – Tottenham in 3rd on 39 points and Arsenal in 5th with 34 points it promises to be an intriguing battle to the finish this term. As a result Tottenham are the 4/7 favourites with Ladbrokes to finish the season above Arsenal. In contrast, the Gunners are 2/1 with Bet 365 to overtake Tottenham at the end of the season.
Much has been made of Tottenham’s inability to win a trophy and this looks like being the season they could break their duck – on the back of their Carabao Cup win. Tottenham are 6/4 with Paddy Power to win any trophy this season whilst Arsenal are 3/1 to win any trophy this term – which will be their first trophy since the 2017 FA Cup.
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