Tottenham Hotspur legend Ossie Ardiles issues rallying cry ahead of crucial Arsenal clash

The Argentine was not impressed with Spurs last night.

West Ham United threw a spanner in the works of Tottenham Hotspur's title hunt yesterday evening, defeating their London rivals 1-0 at Upton Park courtesy of a Michail Antonio header.

The result saw Spurs miss out on the chance to go top of the Premier League after Leicester City had drawn 2-2 with West Bromwich Albion the previous day.

Spurs of course remain in the hunt for the top spot and take on local rivals and title challengers Arsenal in the North London derby this weekend.

Arsenal come to White Hart Lane off the back of a poor run of form. They have lost their last three games and drew the FA Cup tie with Hull City in the four games since defeating Leicester City in the Premier League.

So this is perhaps the biggest North London derby in an extremely long time, if not ever.

One Tottenham legend has been on Twitter discussing last night's defeat and Saturday's crunch game today. Ossie Ardiles played for Tottenham for ten years from 1978. He is a hall of famer at the club who played over 200 games for Spurs. He even had a spell as manager.

He believes that Spurs were poor last night, but issued a rallying cry before the derby game this weekend:

Spurs and Arsenal both go into the game knowing victory will put them in the driving seat regarding a challenge for Leicester City's top spot - whilst a draw could play into The Foxes hands.

Tottenham fans will be hoping that Spurs can get back to winning ways this weekend and get back on the tails of leaders Leicester.

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