Why Tottenham need bitter rivals Arsenal to WIN at Bayern Munich – to potentially rescue their own Champions League hopes

Arsenal star Bukayo Saka
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Tottenham Hotspur fans have spent decades hoping that rivals Arsenal lose every match – for the second game running though, a Gunners victory might be hugely beneficial for their own Champions League hopes.

Tottenham slipped outside the Premier League’s top four after Saturday’s 4-0 loss at Newcastle United, so needed Aston Villa to drop points against Arsenal on Sunday to boost their chances. That didn’t happen – the Gunners lost 2-0, on a rare occasion when it would actually have been good for Spurs if Arsenal won.

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Chris Flanagan
Senior Staff Writer

Chris joined FourFourTwo in 2015 and has reported from more than 20 countries, in places as varied as Ivory Coast and the Arctic Circle. He's interviewed Pele, Zlatan and Santa Claus (it's a long story), as well as covering the World Cup, AFCON and the Clasico. He previously spent 10 years as a newspaper journalist, and completed the 92 in 2017.