Tottenham ace Rafael van der Vaart has branded Arsenal "bad losers" after Sunday's derby win. Arsene Wenger claimed the Dutchman handled in the build-up to the opening goal while Jack Wilshere tweeted the Spurs star should have been sent off after celebrating in the crowd.

But Van der Vaart, who is unbeaten against the Gunners, hit back yesterday.

"They are a little bit bad losers, let me put it like that," he said. "No, it was not handball - I took the ball on my chest. And have you seen how close the crowd is to our pitch? Where else should I run?

"And no, I haven't spoken to Robin van Persie about it this week!"