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Sickening irony for Arsenal fans as Emery contributed to Tottenham’s UCL heroics

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Sickening irony for Arsenal fans as Emery contributed to Tottenham’s UCL heroics

Tottenham Hotspur joined Liverpool in the final of this year’s Champions League, after beating Ajax on away goals.

Spurs trailed 3-0 on aggregate as the hosts took a 2-0 lead into half-time at the Amsterdam Arena, after they had won the first game 1-0.

But a stunning second half performance in which Lucas Moura scored a hat-trick saw the visitors win the game 3-2, meaning they will now take on the Reds in Madrid, after they produced a stunning comeback of their own.

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There were some incredible scenes as Spurs players lapped up the celebrations at the final whistle.

It is remarkable to think that Tottenham will now contest a European final when they have not signed a player for the past two transfer windows.

 

In fact, the last player they did sign was hero of the hour Moura in January 2017, and the person responsible for that sickeningly for fans of bitter rivals Arsenal, was none other than Unai Emery.

TBR’s view

The Brazilian had been deemed surplus to requirements at the Parc des Princes and was sold by the current Arsenal manager for £25 million (Sky Sports).

That transfer could now come to haunt Arsenal fans, with Moura having played a starring role for Spurs in Europe this term.

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If they go on to lift the Champions League trophy in Madrid, then there will be a sickening irony about Emery’s seemingly harmless deal two years ago.

The Gunners have never won the Champions League themselves, and so to see Tottenham do it before them with a little help from their current manager would be inconceivable.

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