Lyon coach Garde: Facing Spurs important for any ex-Gooner

Lyon coach Remi Garde is looking forward to their Europa League clash with Tottenham.

Lyon coach Remi Garde is looking forward to their Europa League clash with Tottenham.

Although he only had limited playing time at Arsenal, Garde remembers his years at Highbury fondly and he admits the fact that this game is against the Gunners' biggest rivals adds an extra edge to the occasion.

"I can't deny that when I wore the red shirt of Arsenal the matches against Spurs were important moments for me," said Garde, whose team arrive in London on the back of two 3-1 defeats.

"It was important to beat Spurs and I suppose in truth those feelings are still there in my head now, even though that page in my career has turned now."

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