Former Arsenal players put North London rivalry aside to support Tottenham against Man City

Former Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil.

Former Arsenal players put North London rivalry aside to support Tottenham against Man City

Joel Omotto 17:26 - 14.05.2024

The ex-Gunners stars are rooting for bitter rivals Spurs to stop Manchester City in Tuesday’s Premier League clash which will hand Arsenal an advantage in the title race.

In an unexpected turn of events, former Arsenal stars Mesut Ozil and Theo Walcott have thrown their support behind Tottenham Hotspur in their crucial match against Manchester City on Tuesday night.

The outcome of this match could significantly impact the Premier League title race, with Arsenal hoping for a favour from their North London rivals.

Ozil, known for his past teasing of Tottenham, has made a bold promise never to mock them again if they manage to avoid defeat against City.

Expressing his support for Spurs on social media platform X, Ozil acknowledged the importance of this match for both Arsenal and the title race.

“First time ever tonight: COME ON YOU SPURSSS!!” wrote Ozil on X. “If Tottenham don’t lose this game I will never make fun of them again… I promise.”

Joining Ozil in his support for Tottenham, Walcott confessed to wearing Tottenham's colours and expressed his belief in the home team's potential to perform well.

Despite expecting Manchester City to secure a victory, Walcott emphasised Tottenham's desire to excel, especially at their home ground.

“I mean it’s one of those. I expect Man City to win but I also expect Tottenham to go out there and perform because they’re at their home ground and will want to perform,” said Walcott.

“There’s going to be a lot of unhappy people during the game if their team end up playing particularly well. You want to be in good habits and [Ange] Postecoglou [Tottenham coach] will get them in good habits ready for a good step next year.”

These declarations of support from former Arsenal players highlight the significance of this match for both clubs and the broader implications it holds for the Premier League. With Tottenham still in contention for Champions League qualification, the support from Ozil and Walcott adds an intriguing subplot to the match.

Furthermore, Postecoglou has emphasised his team's focus on performance rather than local bragging rights, setting the stage for an intense and competitive encounter.

As the match unfolds, fans and observers, including those from Arsenal, will be closely watching to see if Tottenham can deliver a result that could shape the outcome of the Premier League title race.

Follow us on X (Twitter) for more updates.