Tottenham Hotspur latest: Including under-21s blow and final day hope

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Tottenham's faith in Wigan last night was not repaid as Arsenal ran out 4-1 winners over the Latics, condemning them to relegation. This has left Spurs' chances of finishing in the top four all down to the final day. They must beat Sunderland at White Hart Lane and hope Arsenal fail to grab all three points away to Newcastle United.

Rivals Arsenal have had a setback in their chances, with midfielder Mikel Arteta seemingly ruled out of the clash through injury. Both matches involving the North London clubs will be broadcast live on Sky on Sunday simultaneously on separate channels.

Tottenham's under-21 side will play Manchester United in the final of the inaugural competition, but Spurs have been dealt a blow by the scheduling of the tie by the FA. The Premier League have arranged the game to take place next Tuesday crucially at Old Trafford, where the home support is likely to give United a huge advantage. Ticket information can be found here

We have also looked at Ezekiel Fryers' return to his old club and why the departing Sir Alex Ferguson will be desperate Spurs do not win.

Four Spurs players have been called up into the England under-21 squad for the summer European Championships in Israel. They are Steven Caulker, Danny Rose, Adam Smith and Andros Townsend. The tournament begins on June 5 in Norway.

The Metro today report that Spurs are in fact leading the chase for Watford loanee Matej Vyrdra, who has fired them into the play-offs. He is owned by Udinese but it is considered he may go on loan for another year with Watford if they are promoted, so a win for Crystal Palace next weekend will leave Spurs at the top of the queue should a permanent deal be on the cards.

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