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Liverpool legend Hansen: Wenger, AVB face D-day when Spurs clash with Arsenal

Liverpool legend Alan Hansen feels the London derby between Tottenham and Arsenal is massive for both managers.

Hansen wrote in the Telegraph: "It has become a pivotal fixture for both teams and both managers, with Andre Villas-Boas and Arsène Wenger knowing that a defeat will have the whole world talking about the crisis engulfing their club.

"(Andre) Villas-Boas and (Arsene) Wenger might not think that they are on the brink of a crisis, but everybody outside of Spurs and Arsenal will see it that way if one team loses the game.

"That is why this weekend's encounter carries more significance than usual and why it has become so important for both clubs because neither can allow their terrible recent form to extend to a defeat against their greatest rivals."

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