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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Arsenal fans to relish mocking poor old Spurs

Poor old Spurs. While the majority of even the most optimistic Spurs fans will be walking around North London at the moment with concerned looks on their faces, the red half of North London will take this opportunity to gloat, even though they are no longer involved in the Champions League.

Spurs deserve their place in the Champions League quarter-finals, there are few people who would doubt that, but Arsenal fans will be feeling relieved that the draw hasn't presented them with a simple route through to the final, with few Gunners fans surely able to cope with the thought of their rivals even taking part in a Champions League final at Wembley of all places. For those who haven't yet heard the result of the draw, Spurs will now have to take on an old foe in the form of Jose Mourinho, who will take his Real Madrid side over to White Hart Lane after welcoming the London side to the Bernabeu early in April. If you're a Betfair VIP you'll understand this won't be easy.

With the sad fact (for Spurs fans at least) of the matter remaining that even if Spurs do find a way past Real (and can we really imagine 'arry Redknapp getting the better of Champions League maestro Mourinho in Europe?!), they'll have Spanish champions Barcelona to contend with before they can even dream of playing at Wembley. Anyone in the Betfair loyalty program will know just how tough the task will be.

With the Champions League now taking a break for a few weeks, Arsenal fans may want a final laugh at the following stat ahead of the Spurs and Real action: both teams have scored the same number of goals so far in their European campaigns, with a total of 19 the most out of any remaining team, but Mourinho's men have let in just three, a whopping eight fewer than their English counterparts.

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