Some Spurs fans on social media are confident that Jan Vertonghen will ensure that Arsenal are knocked out of the Europa League after Benfica were drawn against the Gunners in the round of 32.
Arsenal, like Tottenham, topped their group but Mikel Arteta’s side have been handed a much tougher draw on paper than their North London rivals.
While Tottenham face Wolfsberger AC, who are sitting in seventh place in the Austrian Bundesliga, Arsenal have been handed a daunting clash against the 37-time Portuguese Primeira Liga champions.
Vertonghen, who is a veteran of North London Derbies from his eight years at Tottenham, helped the Lilywhites to many wins over the old enemy and Spurs fans are now confident he knock the Gunners out of Europe with Benfica.
The central defender even ‘liked’ a tweet posted from Spurs Web’s handle that read: “Come on @JanVertonghen you know what you have to do when you return to North London.”
Some Spurs fans have called on the defender to pull out his trademark ‘Super Jan’ celebration after knocking Arsenal out of the competition.
I’m calling it now. Jan Vertonghen will score against Arsenal and do the Super Jan celebration pic.twitter.com/yWsNkp1AJ8
— Saf98 (@Safeer_Ali1998) December 14, 2020
Vertonghen to send Arsenal packing 💉💉💉
— Joshua 🌴 (@iitsJxsh) December 14, 2020
Jan Vertonghen to knock Arsenal out of the Europa League 🤩 pic.twitter.com/kP7cZaNOnE
— RC 😴 (@ReeceAC_) December 14, 2020
On god, Jan Vertonghen bullet header for Benfica to knock out Arsenal pic.twitter.com/LOpsEftCH3
— JACK (@JxckTHFC) December 14, 2020
JAN VERTONGHEN TO SMASH ARSENAL IN R32.
YOU HEARD IT HEAR FIRST
— Touhid (@im_touhid) December 14, 2020
Vertonghen knocks out Arsenal, they go on a run and play Spurs in the final. Jan scores an own goal and celebrates with Spurs with Jose and Ledley dancing on the touch line. pic.twitter.com/LecwNP26IU
— Usayd Tai (@UtThfc_) December 14, 2020
Vertonghen knocking Arsenal out hahaha
— W (@LedKneeyKing) December 14, 2020
Jan Vertonghen to score to winner to knock Arsenal out the Europa League. Who heard it here first!!
— Henry Wright (@HenryWright96) December 14, 2020
If Vertonghen scores against Arsenal for Benfica, the scenes🤣🤣
— Fenton (@LiamFenton11) December 14, 2020
Jan Vertonghen to end Arsenal’s European run 😍
— Joe (@JBlincoTHFC) December 14, 2020
Spurs Web Opinion
Given how much of a shambles Arsenal are at the moment, it is certainly not an exaggeration to say that Benfica go into the game as favourites. While a lot can change in a couple of months, it is difficult to see Arsenal can come out of their slump given the fixtures they have in the next few weeks. If Benfica do knock Arsenal out, I fully expect Jan to send out a ‘North London is ours’ tweet.
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