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England World Cup squad proof Tottenham closing gap on Arsenal

Tottenham are lauding it over North London rivals Arsenal after England's World Cup squad announcement.

Spurs had FOUR players included yesterday, while the Gunners had NONE!

Harry Redknapp's side have closed the gap on their North London neighbours in the Premier League, after qualifying for the Champions League.

And with Theo Walcott axed, this will be the first time England have gone to a World Cup without a single Arsenal star since 1970. Tottenham, Chelsea and Aston Villa, with four apiece, supply the most players in Capello's 23. Manchester United and Liverpool both provide three.

The inclusion of White Hart Lane aces Aaron Lennon, Jermain Defoe, Ledley King and Peter Crouch means Spurs have closed the gap on United in the all-time list of supplying players for England World Cup duty.

The Red Devils lead the way with 34 since 1950, with Spurs next on 30.

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