Ahead of Tottenham’s clash against Marseille this evening, the Ligue 1 club’s winger Alexis Sanchez has said that he holds fond memories of beating the Lilywhites during his time at Arsenal.

The clash at the Stade Velodrome is undoubtedly the biggest of the season so far for Marseille and Spurs, with qualification for the knockout stages of the Champions League on the line.


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The French club need to win to secure passage to the next round, while a draw would be enough for Antonio Conte’s men to do so.

Sanchez is certainly no stranger to playing big matches against Tottenham, with the Chilean having featured in several North London derbies during his three and a half years at the Emirates Stadium.

When asked about his memories of facing Spurs, the 33-year-old told The Daily Mail: “I have great affection for Arsenal and great memories from my time there, and beating Spurs, every time it was very special. These are memories I hold close to my heart and cherish.”

Sanchez is not the only Marseille player with past Arsenal connections, with Matteo Guendouzi and Sead Kolasinac also part of the club’s ranks, while Nuno Tavares is currently on loan from the Emirates Stadium.

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I understand why beating Spurs would have been very special for Sanchez as Arsenal did not manage to do so very often during his time at the Emirates.

Even though the Chilean is now not the player that he once was, Spurs have to be wary of him this evening as he has the ability to produce moments of magic.

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