Tottenham overtake Arsenal in race for £100m star who has previously wound up Gunners fans: report

Tottenham Hotspur manager Ange Postecoglou on the touchline against Manchester City
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Tottenham are poised to beat Arsenal to the signing of a nine-figure superstar – who's upset Arsenal fans in the past.

Ange Postecoglou has enjoyed a positive first season so far at the helm in north London and is the only manager of the top six to have taken points at the Emirates Stadium. Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United all lost, with Chelsea yet to come. 

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For more than a decade Joe Mewis has worked in football journalism as a reporter and editor, with stints at Mirror Football and LeedsLive among others. He is the author of four football history books that include tomes on Leeds United and the England national team.