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Arsenal fans set off fireworks hoping to disturb Man City team before game at Tottenham

Arsenal fans set off fireworks hoping to disturb the Man City team before their Premier League clash game at Tottenham on Tuesday.

Photos and videos emerged on social media, showing the ‘ultras’ filming themselves and also took a photo of the Man City bus which had been parked up.

But it turns out the Man City players haven’t even been staying at the hotel, nor have they even travelled to London yet as Simon Stone explains.

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mcfc.ladstv wrote in a TikTok video: “Arsenal fans are genuinely one of the weirdest, weirdest fan bases you will ever come across. Obviously, it’s not all of them, but whoever these people are, you are just weird.

“So the City team, of course, headed tomorrow’s game against Tottenham, are staying at a hotel in London. This is just a picture from elsewhere. The City coach, the City team staying in a hotel.

“The Arsenal fans have found out where this is. They’ve been spamming the reception with calls, trying to cancel city bookings.

“How naive do you have to be to think that would work? For starters. And of course, now the City team are not travelling to the game or to stay over for the game tonight.

“They’re now going to travel tomorrow ahead of the game because Arsenal fans were planning to set off fireworks and cause disruption in the night to interrupt City players sleeping, etc.

“It’s so weird. It’s not even a game against Arsenal, it’s a game against their rivals, Tottenham and they’re trying to interrupt the City players. Its so, so weird.”

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Arsenal are hoping that rivals Tottenham to do them a favour by getting a result against Man City on Tuesday, and Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou insists his side will try to beat Man City, even though that result would hand Arsenal the initiative in the Premier League title race.

Postecoglou says he wouldn’t be able to understand Tottenham fans wanting their side to lose to Manchester City on Tuesday.

“You think the majority of our fans are not going to want us to win? I don’t see it that way. I think the majority of our fans will create the atmosphere they always create at our games,” he said, per Sky Sports.

“We’ve got a game of football to win and that’s what we’ll try to do. Man City haven’t won it yet and if you think they have, then it becomes an issue because we’re rolling out a red carpet for them and I’m not going to do that.

“I’m not just going to sit there and watch them win. That doesn’t sit comfortably with me.”

On whether a proportion of fans want to lose to stop Arsenal from winning the league, Postecoglou replied: “A proportion of our fans? What does that mean?

“What proportion? 50 per cent? 20 per cent? One per cent?

“That’s fine, people are allowed to feel the way they do.

“But I think I’ve been consistent and really strong in my beliefs that it’s important for this football club not to look for silver bullets to get to where we want to, it’s hard work, it’s resilience, it’s quality, not to fall for any false dawns – and know what real success looks like: trophies.

“Anything else in between, bragging rights, whatever it is, is absolutely meaningless to me or anyone involved with me. We’ve got a game we want to win.”

Man City have never won a Premier League game at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, boosting Arsenal’s hopes that Spurs can help them out.

However, Pep’s side picked up a win at Tottenham in the FA Cup fourth round in January and are on a 21-game unbeaten Premier League run.

“My recent home record against them is one game, one loss,” Postecoglou added.

“So I’m not going to take any confidence from that. What I’ll take confidence from is we’ve got an opportunity to measure ourselves against the best.

“A team that has consistently strived for honours. We want to emulate them one day and the best way to do that is to test yourself against them. We’ll play our football and see where it takes us.

“Any time you’re going to play them, particularly at the end of a season when they always seem to be at their best, it’s a hell of a challenge.

Pep Guardiola insists that a win is City’s only option at Tottenham.

“It’s obvious. We have just one option: win the game. We travel for that,” he said.

“I felt from what happened in the past with the way we were playing against Liverpool (in their epic title races) I said ‘Either we win, win, win or it will be over’.

“I had the feeling to beat Arsenal is so difficult because they make very good things in all departments and are difficult to beat so if we have the chance for it to depend on us we have to use it.

“I have a theory as a manager that what we did yesterday is over. The mindset is easy because if we don’t win, we don’t win the Premier League. We have the last chance away to give the chance at home (against West Ham on the final day).”

“Many times we have played really good and not been able to score and win the games,” he added reflecting on previous games against Tottenham.

Pep Guardiola has said the question of whether Tottenham Hotspur might not want to beat Man City would “offend” the team and their manager.

When questioned if he’s ever known a team not want to win a match, Guardiola said to Sky News presenter Jacquie Beltrao: “I’ll give you some advice – don’t ask this question to Ange [Postecoglou] and his players, don’t do it.

“Don’t do it because they will be offended.”

This comes after Postecoglou insisted that Spurs wouldn’t “roll out the red carpet” for Man City, even though a victory for his team would leave Arsenal at the top of the table.

“We’ve got a game of football to win and that’s what we’ll try to do,” he said. “Man City haven’t won it yet and if you think they have, then it becomes an issue because we’re rolling out a red carpet for them and I’m not going to do that.

“I’m not just going to sit there and watch them win. That doesn’t sit comfortably with me.”

This is how Twitter users reacted after seeing Arsenal fans set off fireworks hoping to disturb Man City team before the game at Tottenham…

@Joshhh1884: The games at 8pm think they’ll be alright 😂😂😂

@BG__85: If only they had the whole day to get some rest

@CityLad95: City didn’t even stay overnight, flying down today as it’s an 8pm KO. Shouldn’t have wasted their pocket money 🤷‍♂️

@SamMathieson96: Why’s Spider-Man setting fireworks off outside a hotel whilst his mates are fighting with a bush?

@ToonPolls: Imagine calling yourself an Ultra while setting off a Catherine Wheel.

@MCFCDamo: City didn’t stay there and its a 8pm kick off 🤡

@cultureforce1: Not sure what’s more embarrassing, the fact that City travel down this morning and aren’t in the hotel. Or the fact a grown arse man in a bally has woken up a bunch of random people with a fireworks display 🤣

@magicalsilva21: The funny part is that City will only get to London today morning. All they did was ruin the sleep of random innocent people. Ultras 144p 😭

@lewisssffc: kick off is at 8, don’t think it will matter much

@mancitycollect: Not even there 🤣🤣🤣

@mcfc_luke___: They’re still in Manchester?

@ryanmcfc85: City travel to London this morning 😂

@Ted246_: Don’t even fly til 10:30 today 🤣🤣

@StuartAkister: Never understand the point of this; even more so for a game at 8pm

@CFCJC88: Games not until 8pm – I’m fairly sure if they struggle for shut eye they will be able to catch up. Mongs.

@steviecruyff: You lost me at Arsenal Ultras 😂

@mufc0701: Game kicks off at 8pm I’m sure they’ll be alright

@CianWil10242116: Fair enough if it was a dinner time kickoff but it’s not till 8🤣🤣

@bobdavies30: The amount you’ve spent on those fireworks you could have rented a room, had a nice meal and a few drinks and then set the fire alarm off at 2am

@jcooper87: Ahahahahaa. Oh no not 10 minutes of being awake at 2am. How will they cope

@BoyceDrew: Not very loud are they! – Would imagine they slept through it 😂

@deadman_connor: They don’t stay at the Marriott where the bus is 😂😂 they stay in the city the bus will pick them up on the day of the match from the hotel and take them to the game!

@justin_finch: 100% cheering Man City on after this. Clowns 🤷‍♂️

@DLAW1985: Just have a lie in this morning then?!

@MarcTurner4: I’ve had bigger fireworks in my garden. Considering MC don’t travel until today, they only succeeded in giving locals a free display. 😂

@adam_scott7: Is this still a thing? Christ 🤢

@duncanyoung68: For an 8pm KO. Their mum and dads waiting for them in the car park will be mortified…

@formularhi: Imagine wasting your money when City aren’t even there 😂😂

@gazpunch: Yep, cos this always works 🤨

@DebbieMCFC36: The only Ultra thing about this lot is they are Ultra thick as pig shit

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