Tottenham to groundshare with Arsenal? SkySports tout option with shock results

Surely not, but Tottenham Hotspur groundsharing with Arsenal has been posed as a credible option.

Tottenham Hotspur received bad news today when the club learned a legal challenge would delay the building of their own stadium by at least 12 months.

It leaves the club facing the possibility of having to groundshare or relocate for a season in 2017/18, report Reuters.

Wembley, West Ham's Olympic Park and Milton Keynes have been suggested as possible destinations, but SkySports have thrown another extra controversial option into the mix.

The channel suggested Spurs consider sharing Arsenal's stadium The Emirates, although there is no indication the Gunners would even be willing to offer it up.

The only more remarkable aspect of the suggestion, was that 30 per cent of respondents to their poll, a joint high, voted in favour of the Arsenal share.

The Express claimed earlier this year an Arsenal and Spurs groundshare had been agreed - but it was part of an April Fool's prank.

In Italy rivals AC Milan and Inter Milan share the San Siro and Lazio and Roma share the Stadium Olimpico, but it is rare in English football, even on a temporary basis.

A recent example was Coventry's share with Northampton, and Crystal Palace with the old Wimbledon side, but the often bitter relations between Arsenal and Tottenham fans would suggest this is one possibility destined for disaster.

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