Matt Doherty filmed deleting old pro-Arsenal Tweets following Spurs move

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Tottenham have this evening taken to social media to post an amusing Tweet, simultaneously poking fun at themselves and arch rivals Arsenal.

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The big story on the white half of north London today of course surrounded the arrival of Matt Doherty.

28-year-old Irish international Doherty had developed into one of the Premier League’s finest wing-backs over the last couple of seasons, with the interest of Jose Mourinho and Spurs, in desperate need of reinforcements at right-back, having therefore made sense.

Speculation, meanwhile, had begun to mount this week that the capital giants were closing on a move for the former Bohemians man.

As such, it came as little surprise when, in a post across the club’s social media platforms this morning, Spurs announced Doherty’s signing.

The versatile stopper has put pen-to-paper on a 4-year contract at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, in a deal worth a reported £15 million:


As outlined above, meanwhile, Tottenham, on the back of their latest addition being confirmed, made use of the opportunity to have some lighthearted fun at Doherty’s expense.

In a follow-up video which has since gone viral, the Lilywhites showcased the 28-year-old scrolling through old posts from his personal Twitter account.

The Tweets in question, which dated back to 2012, centered around Doherty’s affection for Arsenal, with the first having read:

‘I love Arsenal forever and ever and ever’

Another, seemingly in response to a fan, assured:

‘Yes I’m a HUGE Arsenal fan!’

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Rather than make Doherty’s allegiance to their city rivals a bigger deal than it needed to be, though, Spurs instead simply filmed as the Irishman deleted the Tweets, all with a rather sheepish look spread across his face.

The brilliant clip can be seen below:

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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