It’s Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal on Sunday and Jack Wilshere has revealed that he will not be at the stadium to watch the game.

The North London Derby is always a special occasion. There’s no better feeling than beating Spurs in their own backyard, and Mikel Arteta would love nothing more when the two sides meet this weekend.

Wilshere, who is a regular at Arsenal games these days, will not be at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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Jack Wilshere says he will not attend Tottenham vs Arsenal

Since returning to Arsenal as our under-18s coach, Wilshere has made it a point to attend many of our games. He’s still a Gooner like all of us and is a regular at the Emirates.

With the North London Derby coming up down the road at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Wilshere was asked if he’ll be present there to cheer the Gunners on.

The Englishman revealed he won’t be there because Spurs won’t allow him inside their stadium.

Speaking about the derby, Wilshere told HaytersTV: “Let’s take every game as it comes. Most importantly, let’s beat Tottenham on Sunday.”

When asked if he attends many Arsenal games, he said: “Yes, I do. I go to a lot of the home games, but I won’t be going to White Hart Lane or whatever it’s called now. I won’t be going there.”

He was then asked if he’s busy on Sunday, to which he replied: “I don’t think they’ll let me in!”

Massive game

Beating Tottenham is an absolute necessity for Arsenal – be it in the Premier League or a friendly. Losing to them is never an option and it won’t be any different on Sunday.

Arsenal are on top of the Premier League table at the moment – five points clear of Manchester City. If things go our way and City lose to Manchester United on Saturday, we could go eight clear with a win.

That makes it a massive game for us, and Arteta will demand a fantastic performance from the lads.

Wilshere will not be present at the stadium, but we’re sure he’ll be cheering the lads on from home. Hopefully, they can get the job done.

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