Michael Oliver has been named as the referee for the North London derby and it’s news that had depressed Arsenal fans.

Our rivals have a curiously poor record when Oliver officiates and this statistic looks like a good omen for Spurs.

Oliver is from the North East, so even Gooners think that he’s a Spurs fan he probably isn’t.

What’s worse for them is that Tottenham are unbeaten this season in games with Oliver as referee. He’s taken charge of the games against Crystal Palace, Chelsea, Everton and Colchester, with Spurs winning two and drawing two.

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