The Tottenham legend who ‘hated’ Arsenal with every inch of his being

Given Teddy Sheringham’s legendary status at Tottenham, he’s probably not the most popular man at Arsenal.

And the former England striker didn’t have many kind words to say about the Gunners back during his time with Spurs.

In fact, Sheringham admitted that he ‘hated’ Arsenal, and was desperate for then-title rivals Manchester United to beat them back in 2002.

He did later deny that he used such a strong term to describe Tottenham’s bitter rivals, but again stressed his desire for them to lose, according to the Mirror.

In fairness, the two north-London clubs have a long history of players taking snipes at their rivals.

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Ian Wright admitted after his playing days that he would teach new foreign players at Arsenal to say ‘Spurs are shit’ as a starter phrase to get them into the English language.

Tottenham fans will also recall that Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere led chants about Spurs while on Arsenal’s open-top bus tour to celebrate an FA Cup victory in 2014.

Wojciech Szczesny was blasted for taking a selfie on the pitch after a win at White Hart Lane.

This is exhausting. Basically, they despise each other, but Sheringham and Wright were trailblazers.

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