The North London derby may be one of the Premier League’s most heated rivalries, but there are players across the divide that get on for obvious reasons.
Indeed the club shares many French internationals first and foremost, all of which seem to get on well.
Two such players are Olivier Giroud and Hugo Lloris, both in good form this season for club and country.
Indeed earlier in the season Giroud tucked away a delightful finish beyond Lloris to decide the North London derby.
But last night the two were put together for a more light-hearted reason, on the French version of Masterchef!
In fact, the pair were filmed in the summer before France went off on their South American tour and along with Mamadou Sakho of Liverpool, Mathieu Debuchy of Newcastle United and, among others, team-mates Laurent Koscielny and Etienne Capoue were asked to judge the food cooked by the 13 contestants on the show.
Indeed one of the regular judges on the show, fine cuisine chef Yves Camdeborde, said that Giroud and Lloris in particular were very accommodating - and passionate about their food.
However Lloris does not appear keen on our own gastronomy.
Lloris has been playing for Olympique Lyonnais of Lyon in recent years, a city renowned for its magnificent tasting food, and he is not sure that London quite caters to the same distinction:
‘’Olivier Giroud was a very affordable boy, who reassured everyone, motivated them and who loves food, he is a Southerner! I felt the same passion from Hugo Lloris, but in another way. He told me that after a city known as ‘the gastronomic’ Lyon, to be in London today, it could be a shock’’
It seems that Lloris prefers his coq au vin to his cod on chips.
image: © Stanislav Vedmid