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Thursday, February 23, 2012

North London rivals unite to calm supporters

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have released a joint statement urging supporters to behave during their match this weekend.
The presence of former Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor in the Tottenham line-up is one o the principal reasons for the statement.
Adebayor left Arsenal for Manchester City under something of a cloud in 2008 and enraged the Gunners fans in his first live football match against them when he ran half the length of the pitch to celebrate in front of the supporters during a game at the Etihad Stadium that September.
The Togo striker also raked his studs of Arsenal striker Robin van Persie in the same game, further antagonising the Gunners fans, who have since subjected him to abusive chants ever since.
"Ahead of Sunday's game, both clubs are actively encouraging all fans to focus on getting behind their team and enjoying what promises to be a great match," read the statement.
"A north London derby is always a special occasion and we hope this game will be remembered for both the action on the pitch as well as the positive support for both teams off it.
"All fans should be aware that breaches of ground regulations - including anti-social behaviour - will not be tolerated."
The game also has added spice given Spurs are in the hunt for the title for the first time in 20nyears. Arsenal meanwhile are in something of a mini-crisis after a 4-0 hammering at the hands of AC Milan in the Champions League and being dumped out of the FA Cup by Sunderland.
They still have s slim chance to stay in the Champions League, but it would take an almighty effort to turns the four goal deficit around, with their lengthy odds in the champions league betting reflecting this.

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