Could history repeat itself as Arsenal and Tottenham battle to finish above each other?

A decade on from 'lasagne-gate', the stage is set for a repeat.

10 years ago Tottenham Hotspur's dehydrated players suffering from food poisoning lost a dramatic final day game to rivals West Ham, to allow Arsenal to leapfrog them and claim fourth place.

That was as close as Spurs have come to finishing above Arsenal during the Wenger-era, and a weekend which would have changed the course of the two clubs had results gone another way.

Tottenham's boss and players blamed their  struggled on the effects of a dodgy lasagne eaten at a pre-match meal, with the depleted squad struggling to get a team together.

Fast forward to 2016 and the stage is set for another collapse, food based or not.

Tottenham were a fortnight ago dreaming of the Premier League title, but no wins in their last three games against West Brom, Chelsea, and Southampton have seen Leicester win the trophy, and an inconsistent Arsenal gain ground on them.

Less is riding on next weekend with both teams already securing Champions League qualification for next season, but this is about rivalry and bragging rights, the chance to be North London's top dogs.

Arsenal are now just two points behind Spurs, who have to travel to Newcastle on the final day of the season, without suspended stars Dele Alli and Mousa Dembele.

Newcastle are fighting for their lives for survival and need a win, while Arsenal have a comfortable home game against already doomed Aston Villa.

A draw will be enough for Spurs to finish above their rivals on goal difference, but as they found out a decade ago, anything is possible on the last day of the season.

While Spurs will surely be taking the equivalent of a packed lunch and look after their diets rigidly, Arsenal fans are already giddy with excitement about a repeat...

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