Tottenham complete £222m move to prove Arsenal need Champions League more than Spurs

Tottenham complete £222m move to prove Arsenal need Champions League more than Spurs

So different and yet so similar. A North London Derby never requires hype but the 205th meeting of Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur feels like it has a little extra riding on it as chalk and cheese find themselves desperately fighting for the same thing. As the pandemic moves to epidemic and the industry seeks to reclaim lost millions, bearing the fruit of the Champions League is more important than ever. That the neighbours find themselves in a four-way battle for the final place alongside Manchester United and West Ham - unless Liverpool or Chelsea suffer unlikely significant collapses - adds another indelible layer of importance to tomorrow’s action, even if team news has dominated the pre-match attention. While the result in isolation will not be decisive it could also cause …
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