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‘Losing is NOT an option!’: Piers Morgan calls on the spirit of Tony Adams and The Invincibles in a rallying cry to Arsenal stars ahead of crucial north London derby against Tottenham
- Arsenal travel to rivals Spurs knowing win will secure return to Europe’s elite
- Four wins on the bounce have put Arsenal within touching distance clinching top four and Champions League action for next season
- Piers Morgan calls on the spirit of past glories to see Arsenal beat rivals Spurs
Arsenal fan Piers Morgan has called on past Gunners glories over local rivals Tottenham Hotspur to inspire the current side clinch Champions League football for next season.
Mikel Arteta’s side travel to Spurs knowing a win will see them qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 2016.
Tweeting ahead of Thursday night’s crucial game, Morgan wrote ‘North London Derby Day.’
Tony Adams wheels away after scoring the winner in the 1993 FA Cup semi-final
Before adding: ‘You know what to do, lads – losing is not an option.’
In addition to the blunt caption, the broadcaster, who has been a lifelong Arsenal fan, added a series of photos displaying past Arsenal glories over their local rivals.
Stretching as far back as 1993, the first picture displayed former Arsenal skipper Tony Adams wheeling away after notching the winner in the crunch FA Cup semi-final that year.
Arsenal beat Spurs 1-0 to set up a repeat of that year’s League Cup final with Sheffield Wednesday, going some way to redeeming their 1991 Cup final loss to Spurs.
Morgan also attached the famous picture of Thierry Henry celebrating in front of the Spurs fans in the Clock End at Highbury after his wonderful solo goal against Arsenal’s bitter rivals in a 3-0 win in November 2002.
In a photo that has now been immortalised in bronze, Thierry Henry celebrates in front of the Spurs end at Highbury
Meanwhile, in what many consider to be Arsenal’s finest hour, the famous photo of Arsene Wenger’s side dancing with joy in front of their fans at White Hart Lane in 2004 after clinching the league was also shared by the famous broadcaster.
Arsenal went to Spurs knowing a draw would clinch their third Premier League title under Wenger, and despite a late resurgence from their rivals they secured their objective.
More recently, Arsenal’s wins over Spurs have proved less meaningful in terms of the wider context. However, that has not meant that the fans have enjoyed them any less.
Arsene Wenger’s Invincibles celebrate in front of their supporters after league-clinching win at Spurs
In a more recent famous encounter, Arsenal’s players embrace Theo Walcott who scored twice within three minutes
In 2012, Arsenal went 2-0 down to Spurs at home with Harry Redknapp’s side seemingly unstoppable in the league with the likes of Gareth Bale and Luka Modric causing havoc at the Emirates.
However, an astonishing late-first half and second-half turnaround including two goals from an out-of-form Theo Walcott sealed a 5-2 victory and put Arsenal on their way to clawing back an enormous points deficit that had opened up between them and Spurs.
Morgan will be hoping for another famous Arsenal victory at Spurs on Thursday evening.