Arsenal take on Tottenham in the North London derby knowing that a victory could take them one point clear of Premier League leaders Chelsea.
Summer arrival Granit Xhaka is set to play his first North London derby at the Emirates and on Sunday and shared a picture on Instagram from the training grounds alongside the caption: “Ready for north London derby tomorrow. We will be hoping to maintain our strong home record.”
There was nothing out of the ordinary with his message but the hashtag sparked a controversy. Xhaka wrote ‘Slay The Next Giant’. Tottenham fans won’t mind being called a ‘giant’ but will probably hoping they do not get slayed against the Gunners.
To be fair to Xhaka he has used the hashtag in the past on a few of his other Instagram pictures so he may not have been solely targeting Tottenham.