Arsenal website takes sly dig at Tottenham’s ’empty trophy cabinet’ in shopping basket before Gunners remove message and blame individual error

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Sean O’Brien

8th February 2022,
5:13 pm

Updated: 8th February 2022,
5:13 pm

Someone at Arsenal came up with an inventive way to remind fans that the club shop is too expensive.

And unsurprisingly, it involved a dig at arch-rivals Tottenham.

Arsenal were forced to explain the message

Eagle-eyed supporters spotted a brutal put-down of Spurs, hidden away in the online basket of the Gunners’ online store, of all places.

If the basket was empty, a message would read: “Your basket is as empty as Tottenham’s trophy cabinet.”

Arsenal have since confirmed this was the work of a rogue employee, as opposed to a hacker or somebody following club orders.

A statement read: “This was posted to the site in error without appropriate checks and approvals and is being removed as quickly as possible.”

Spurs, who have won just one major honour this century, are well-accustomed to gags of this nature.

Their own sponsors, Dulux, even got in on the act last year.

This was brutal from, yes, Dulux

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This was brutal from, yes, Dulux

Just moments after Spurs announced the company as their official paint supplier in April 2021, Dulux began to mock the club’s empty trophy cabinet.

In tweets which were quickly deleted, the brand responded to a fan who joked that Spurs’ trophy room could be used to store paint cans.

Dulux, seemingly in agreement, posted a picture of an empty glass cabinet with the Spurs crest on, with a caption claiming the ‘unused trophy cabinet’ was ‘for sale’.

Rival supporters quickly joined in the fun and another suggested the trophy cabinet needed painting due to dust, to which Dulux responded: “Don’t be silly, surfaces should be dust free before painting.”

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