North London rivals in vile chants threat: Yobs will be ejected from White Hart Lane
22:55 GMT, 28 February 2013
08:00 GMT, 1 March 2013
Tottenham and Arsenal will issue a warning to supporters intent on using sick chants during this weekend’s north London derby.
Spurs will use Sunday’s programme and their official website to warn fans they will take a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to those found singing abusive songs, and fans who are caught doing so will be thrown out of the ground.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been the target of disgusting abuse from Tottenham fans in recent matches.
Targets: Spurs' ex-Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor and Gunners manager Arsene Wenger
Slated: Sol Campbell was the victim of abuse by Spurs fans after his switch to Arsenal
Likewise, former Gunners striker Emmanuel Adebayor has also been at the centre of vile chants from Arsenal fans since his acrimonious exit for Manchester City in 2009 and the club will also post a warning on their website.
Tottenham, meanwhile, are considering inviting Gareth Bale to the negotiating table to discuss improved terms as they seek to persuade him to stay for at least another season.
Bale has signed contract extensions in each of the last two summers and Spurs may try to persuade him to do so again. Bale is waiting to see if Tottenham qualify for the Champions League before making a decision.
Third time lucky Spurs are hoping that Bale will extend his contract once again
Real Madrid will accelerate their efforts to lure Bale if Cristiano Ronaldo fails to sign a new contract. Real will only formalise their interest if Ronaldo indicates he won’t extend a deal that is due to expire in 2015.
Meanwhile, a UEFA security officer has been appointed for Spurs’ Europa League clash against Inter Milan at the San Siro on March 14.
Nine Tottenham fans were injured in attacks ahead of their clash in Lazio in November. And a group of Spurs fans were attacked last week ahead of their match in Lyon.
Crime scene: Spurs fans were attacked at the Smoking Dog pub in Lyon