“As a Spurs fan you know exactly what a small club mentality is!” – Laura Woods in blunt response to Tottenham fan on talkSPORT after Arsenal dig


Laura Woods had none of that when a Tottenham fan called talkSPORT and accused Arsenal of having a ‘small club mentality’.

Arsenal were condemned to a 2-0 defeat at Newcastle on Monday night, putting Tottenham on pole position to finish in the Premier League top four at their expense.

Arsenal’s Champions League hopes appear dead in the water as they now look to Tottenham to lose on the final day
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"As a Spurs fan you know exactly what a small club mentality is!" – Laura Woods in blunt response to Tottenham fan on talkSPORT after Arsenal dig
But Laura Woods had none of it when Nick accused Arsenal of having a smaller mentality than their rivals
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Our breakfast host Woods and co-host Darren Bent – both longtime Gooners – were getting calls the day after their club lost – including from Spurs supporters.

And it was one Tottenham fan in particular, Nick, who got on Woods’s bad side when he said Arsenal dropping out of fourth place was “the biggest meltdown ever”.

You can read the full exchange below and watch it in full in our video player above…

Pseudo: “You two are so biased it’s unbelievable. If it was Tottenham, honestly, all this ‘how Tottenham bottled it up’, ‘how we got choked up’ stuff, all those stories would come out.

“The fact that you haven’t had European football this season. The fact that you haven’t spent any money over the summer.

“You know, in mid-March you had a goal difference of over 10 over Tottenham and around six points. This has to be the biggest meltdown ever, it has to be.

Laura: “It’s not the biggest meltdown ever, Nick and I don’t mind you calling me biased because I’m an Arsenal fan.

“I will also say that at one point in the season, months ago, we were saying if Arsenal get into the top four it’s a success, I stand by exactly what I said at the time. , 100%.

“Yeah, we probably spent money on the wrong areas, [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang didn’t work out, I don’t think anyone could have predicted the collapse that happened there, the fact that he didn’t score any goals, there were a lot of injuries.

“The fact that they have a young squad is a factor, they have a young squad, they have a thin squad. You went out and found a world-class manager.

“You’ve got Harry Kane, you’ve got Heung-Min Son, your signings have absolutely worked, you’ve been in Europe for the last four seasons as we got out of it, so no surprise for me Nick.”

"As a Spurs fan you know exactly what a small club mentality is!" – Laura Woods in blunt response to Tottenham fan on talkSPORT after Arsenal dig
Tensions were as high between Woods and Nick as they were between Spurs and Arsenal in the last North London derby
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Pseudo: “It’s really sad because it feels like a little club mentality Laura.”

Laura: “I think Nick, coming from a Spurs fan, you know exactly what a small club mentality is.

“Arsenal are trying to come back somewhere, and I think finishing fifth, even if that happens, again you’re not going to make me say we’ve collapsed.

“Yeah, totally, I don’t even mind actually saying it Nick, we bottled up last night, totally bottled up those three games in a row at Brighton, Crystal Palace, Southampton, absolutely bottled up.

“But you can’t make me say they’re completely falling apart this season and it’s been a terrible season because I don’t think that’s the case.”

Pseudo: “You know, I think it’s also spreading to the fan base now, you’re a small club because you say Tottenham are a small club, but the last three Tottenham managers have been [Mauricio] Pochettino, then we went out and had [Jose] Mourinho.

Laura: “Yeah, and what did you do to Pochettino?” You fired him.

Pseudo: “Managers get fired in football all the time Laura, that’s what happens.”

Laura: “Yes, I understand, I watch football, but why are you using it as an example? »

"As a Spurs fan you know exactly what a small club mentality is!" – Laura Woods in blunt response to Tottenham fan on talkSPORT after Arsenal dig
Nick pointed to Arteta as an example of Arsenal’s lack of ambition
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Pseudo: “What I’m saying is we had Pochettino, we had Mourinho, we had [Antonio] Conte, how is that a small club mentality? You have a manager who really has no experience and you are probably the third biggest club in the country.

Laura: “You just did me a favor there Nick, you just pointed out that you have Mourinho and Conte now and you’re just trampling on Arsenal who have a so-called ‘small club mentality’.

“Also speaking of a manager like Mikel Arteta who has ‘zero experience’, he still managed to come in and win the FA Cup before you.

“So let’s come back and talk about the small club mentalities when you manage to win something, Nick. Nice to have your call though!”

Don’t mess with Woods when it comes to Arsenal, Nick! Will Spurs bottle it on Sunday?


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