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An Arsenal fan is flying to the Spurs game today because of train strikes

Daniel Marland

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An Arsenal fan is flying to the Spurs game today because of train strikes

An Arsenal supporter has decided to fly to Saturday's north London derby against Tottenham Hotspur due to rail strikes.

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Over 40,000 rail workers across Britain are striking as part of a dispute over their pay. Two additional days of action are planned for October 5 and 8 too.

This weekend is the first with a full Premier League fixture for nearly a month, with the early kick-off seeing Arsenal welcome bitter rivals Spurs to the Emirates Stadium.

Getting to the ground will be a struggle for some, but not @ClockEndJack on Twitter's mate.

The Gunners supporter shared a screenshot of his WhatsApp chat, which showed someone on board a plane at 8:12 this morning.

"Can't believe you're actually taking a plane to the game," someone says.

Five minutes later, the plane is in the air and another message comes through. It reads: "We're off boys see youse soon."

Safe to say that modern problems require modern solutions.

Arsenal are currently top of the Premier League while Spurs are third and unbeaten in their seven games.

The last game between these two sides saw Spurs demolish Arsenal 3-0 with a Harry Kane brace and Son Heung-min effort in the second half.

Both sides spent big in the summer transfer window and Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta knows opposing number Antonio Conte will provide a tough test.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

When asked about what makes the north London derby a special game, having played in it as well, Arteta replied: "Many things. I think you have to feel attached and a belonging to the club.

"When you have that feeling, and then you understand the history of the derbies, how both teams were historically created, and what has happened over the years, then that makes it very special.

"I think it’s a very special city, it’s a really special country, very passionate fans and it’s a great atmosphere to play in."

Who do you think will win the north London derby? Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: @ClockEndJackk/Twitter & Alamy

Topics: Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier League

Daniel Marland
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