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Lukas Podolski: ‘Hell will freeze over’ before playing for Spurs


Arsenal’s Polish-born German striker Lukas Podolski shakes hands with fans as the team celebrates after winning the English FA Cup final match against Hull City at Wembly Stadium in London on May 17, 2014. Aaron Ramsey scored an extra-time winner as Arsenal ended their nine-year trophy drought by coming from two goals down to beat Hull City 3-2 in a gripping FA Cup final. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK == NOT FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING USE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE == (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

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Ah, to be involved in the North London derby.

Separated by just over four miles, Arsenal and Tottenham is one of the fiercest rivalries in English football.

So when reports came out that Spurs were lining up an offer for Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski, he responded on Twitter with a line that will surely please Gunners’ fans.

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The rivalry between these two clubs is so strong that Sol Campbell received the nickname “Judas” when he jumped ship from White Hart Lane to the Emirates back in 2001.

It’s always good to see players loyal to their clubs, especially from a player like Podolski who has seen his playing time drop this season with the arrival of Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck.

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Since joining Arsenal in 2012, the German international has scored 19 goals in 56 Premier League appearances, while helping lead Arsenal to the FA Cup title last season.

Gunners’ fans will be hoping Podolski can be as clever on the pitch as he is on Twitter.