Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Tottenham will never maximise their potential on or off the field until they have moved to a new stadium.
This evening the two north London sides will go head to head at the Emirates Stadium, the Gunners' 60,000-seater home since 2006 for which the club continue to pay off at around £35 million per year against a long-term fixed interest rate bond.
Wenger said: "You cannot be in a business where you turn down 15,000 or 20,000 people every week. If your competitors have more financial power than you, at some stage you have to make a decision."
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- Spurs plan to build a 56,250-capacity stadium next to the existing White Hart Lane ground, which holds around 36,240.
- In July Spurs overcame a major hurdle after the government approved a compulsory purchase order allowing building work to begin.
- However, seven years of negotiations with one landowner are still to reach a satisfactory conclusion
We should like to advise supporters that it is highly unlikely we shall be able to open the new stadium at the start of the 2017/2018 season.
The club has revised its construction programme in order to take the shortest possible time to construct.
This now therefore involves the club moving away from the Lane during construction for a period of one season, to start at the beginning of a season in order to comply with Premier League rules.
We are currently undertaking due diligence on alternative stadium options.
Tottenham are to move out of White Hart Lane for a period of one season after announcing a delay in the construction of their new stadium.
A High Court challenge has resulted in a revised construction programme, with the shortest build time meaning Spurs must leave White Hart Lane to allow the new stadium to be built.
However, this will not be in time for the start of the 2017-18 season.
Crystal Palace have made their first purchase of transfer deadline day by bringing in Tottenham Hotspur left-back Zeki Fryers for an undisclosed fee.
The 21-year-old has put pen to paper on a three year contract with the Eagles and becomes Neil Warnock's second signing during his second stint as manager, following Wilfried Zaha's loan move on Thursday.
I am very excited to be here and it's a fresh start for me now. I can't wait to get out on the training pitch and show what I can do.
I have met Neil Warnock this morning and we had a good chat about the game and things on and off the pitch. I am really looking forward to working with such a great manager and getting to know my new team-mates.
Tottenham have wished the defender all the best on his move.
We have reached agreement with Crystal Palace for the transfer of Zeki Fryers. We wish him all the best. http://t.co/NKDABZ3mVK
Tottenham have announced the signing of Benjamin Stambouli from Montpellier. A fee was agreed for Stambouli on Saturday and the 24-year-old midfielder completed his switch to White Hart Lane on Monday after passing a medical
The former France Under-21 international is Spurs' sixth signing of the summer after the arrivals of Federico Fazio, DeAndre Yedlin, Ben Davies, Michel Vorm and Eric Dier.