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Tottenham v Man City: Spurs fans conflicted over helping Arsenal

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Harry Symeou, Chronicles of a Gooner

For an Arsenal supporter, relying on Spurs is never a good thing.

Firstly, I’m expecting a strange atmosphere inside Tottenham Hotspur Stadium because while you can get sucked into wanting your own team to succeed, the knock-on effect of that result could hand Spurs’ greatest rivals a first Premier League title in 20 years.

Secondly, under Ange Postecoglou their defence has resembled a chocolate fireguard at times and so the chances of them limiting Manchester City enough so they can obtain a positive result feel very slim.

Given what is at stake for Arsenal and the fact nobody seems to be giving West Ham any chance of causing an upset on Sunday – you can be forgiven for thinking Tuesday night’s clash is absolutely the title decider. And you feel helpless, it’s in their hands rather than our own!

I guess the best way we can cope is to completely convince ourselves of Spurs’ inability to get a result. Only then can we manage the disappointment that will inevitably grip us come 22:00 on Tuesday, turn our attentions to Sunday and head to Emirates Stadium with the hope of the day developing into something special.

Anna Howells, Spurs XY

Tottenham Hotspur versus Manchester City is usually a pretty fun fixture for us as we have had some fantastic wins against them in the past.

But are we hoping for the same this time around? It might be a slightly different atmosphere on Tuesday night. It will be unique. Should we score and go on to win then, of course, we will celebrate our team. However, if we concede a few and lose to City, it will not feel like too big of a loss to the potential champions.

I have seen a lot of jokes on social media saying we will turn into City fans for the evening, just so Arsenal have less of a chance of winning the title. There are definitely a lot of supporters who in this instance care more about stopping our rivals than winning the game.

For me, it’s more of a light-hearted win-win situation. We want the three points for our own sake, but we can make peace with a loss if it hinders our rivals.

At the end of the day, I support Spurs, so I will want what is best for the team. If we lose with style, that is always a lot easier to deal with than losing without performing.

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