Good or bad news for Spurs? Defender vows not to join rivals Arsenal

Tottenham centre back Younes Kaboul has come under-fire lately, but that hasn't stopped him from being linked with a move to Arsenal.

Kaboul, now 28, first arrived at White Hart Lane back in 2007 from Auxerre, before being sold to Portsmouth just a year later. Having flourished under Pompey boss Harry Redknapp, he was brought back to Tottenham when Redknapp made the switch to North London.

Whilst Redknapp promised that the Frenchman had developed at Fratton Park and was ready to return to Spurs, Kaboul's second spell with the club hasn't been any more impressive, and after a shocking display in Sunday's demolition to Liverpool, many had expected Kaboul to be heading out of the club at the end of the season upon the expiration of his contract.

But a bizarre rumour surfaced today - yes, today, not April Fools' Day - that Kaboul could make a controversial switch across North London to sign for Spurs' fierce rivals Arsenal. The speculation suggests that Kaboul is best friends with Gunners midfielder Abou Diaby having featured together at Auxerre, and with Arsene Wenger looking to add more depth in the heart of his defence, Kaboul had been suggested as the man.

Yet after a day of rumours and whispering, Kaboul took to Twitter to tell the Spurs fan base that he wouldn't be joing the Gunners at the end of his contract in the summer.

After all, this wouldn't be the first time that Arsenal poached a Spurs centre back away from the club after signing Sol Campbell in 2001, but whilst Tottenham fans were unable to forgive Campbell for his 'betrayal', it seems unlikely that they would miss the presence of an error-prone player in Kaboul.

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