Arsenal remove website trophy dig aimed at Spurs, claim it was an ‘error’

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Arsenal took a dig at Tottenham Hotspur for their lack of silverware this week but have now removed the message from their official website, claiming it was posted “in error”.

Despite historically being one of the biggest institutions in English football and still being part of the ‘big six’ clubs in the country, Spurs have not been able to win much silverware over recent decades.

The Lilywhites have not lifted the FA Cup since winning the competition for what was a record eight-time in 1991. Spurs have also not tasted any silverware in general for the last 14 years since winning the League Cup in 2008.

Needless to say, rival fans often use this to take a dig at Tottenham and this time, Arsenal’s official website also decided to get in on the act.

When visiting the Gunners’ official website, shoppers were prompted with a cheeky message that read: “Your basket is as empty as Tottenham’s trophy cabinet.”

According to The Mirror, Arsenal have removed the message from the website, claiming that it was posted ‘without appropriate checks’.

Their statement read: “This was posted to the site in error without appropriate checks and approvals and is being removed as quickly as possible.”

Spurs Web Opinion

While the jokes about Tottenham’s trophy drought used to annoy me, it stopped being annoying or funny about five years ago. The fact that Arsenal and Chelsea fans still use the same unoriginal joke certainly shows how obsessed they are with us.

One would think that if we were really irrelevant for not having won many trophies recently, they would not really bother with these antics.

Besides, the ’empty trophy cabinet’ joke does not even make much sense, considering that we have won the seventh most number of trophies among all English clubs – more than Manchester City (SillySeason).

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