LITESPORT London Lite Friday, 30 October 2009 51 FOR HARRY BREAKING NEWS... RAFAEL NADAL has responded to Andre Agassis dreadful drugs revelations. Agassi revealed this week in his autobiography that he used crystal meth in 1997 and lied to the ATP to escape a ban after a failed drugs test. World No2 Nadal, pictured above with Agassi, said: If the ATP covered for Andre then I think thats dreadful. If they punished others for doing the same thing then that would seem to me to be a lack of respect for all sportsmen. Roger Federer, Switzerlands world No1, was also stunned by Agassis revelations. HILARIOS CECH UP: PAGE 49 PREMIER LEAGUE TOMORROW, LIVE ON SKY SPORTS 1 FROM NOON (KICK-OFF: 12.45PM) ARSENAL v TOTTENHAM LATEST BETTING MATCH ODDS Arsenal 4-7, Spurs 5-1, draw 11-4. FIRST GOALSCORER Van Persie 9-2, Arshavin 6-1, Eduardo 6-1, Bendtner 13-2, Vela 15-2, Crouch 9-1, Keane 9-1, Nasri 10-1, Pavlyuchenko 10-1. LAST MEETING FEBRUARY 8 2009 SPURS 0 ARSENAL 0 (PL) ARSENAL had just received a boost having finally wrapped up the signature of Andrey Arshavin. But hopes of seeing the Russian star making his debut from the bench went up in smoke following Emmanuel Eboues senseless early dismissal. Arsenal were then forced to cling on for dear life as Luka Modric missed a golden chance with the last kick. MATCH FACTS Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have met 144 times in the league. Arsenal have won 59, Tottenham 45 and there have been 40 draws. Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 19 PL matches against Tottenham, since a 2-1 defeat at White Hart Lane in Nov 1999. If Arsenal avoid defeat tomorrow it will equal the clubs longest top flight unbeaten run against another team they went 20 matches unbeaten against Huddersfield Town from April 1928 to Sep 1937. IfArsenalwintomorrowthey willhavepickedup1000Premier LeaguepointsunderArsene Wenger. Tottenham have not won in their last 64 PL visits to the Big Four teams. REFMCLATTENBURG(TYNE&WEAR) KEY MEN GAEL CLICHY ARSENAL WITHKieranGibbsbreathing downhisneck,ArsenalsNo22 cantaffordanothersliplikethe onethatallowedSpursaroute backintolastseasons4-4draw. Withtheclockrunningdownand Arsenalcoasting,Clichyfellover undernopressurefromJermaine Jenas,whoprecededtostroll forwardunchallengedandplant theballpastManuelAlmuniafor thepenultimategoalofanepic evening. HEURELHO GOMES SPURS ARSENALarenttheonlysidein northLondonwhodontappear tohavetotalfaithintheir goalkeepers.CarloCudicini startedtheseasonandfailedto convince,allowingGomes anotherchancetoestablishhis credentials.Hepulledoffastring ofmagnificentsavesintherecent winoverPortsmouth,beforehe wasbeatenathisnearpost, whichneatlyhighlightedhislevel oftrustworthiness. ARSENAL 4-1-2-3 TOTTENHAM 4-4-2 CrouchKeane KingBassong Palacios Assou-Ekotto Corluka Bentley Gomes Jenas POSSIBLE LINE-UPS AlmuniaSagna Clichy VermaelenGallas Diaby Almunia Arshavin Fabregas Song Van PersieEboue Krancjar Nadal shock over Agassi REIGNING FIFA World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo is in the running to retain his title after being named on a 23-man shortlist for this seasons award. There are few surprises, but Michael Ballacks selection is likely to raise a few eyebrows, while theres no place for Arsenals Cesc Fabregas or Andrey Arshavin. THE FULL LIST IS: Michael Ballack, Gianluigi Buffon, Iker Casillas, Cristiano Ronaldo, Diego, Didier Drogba, Michael Essien, Samuel Etoo, Steven Gerrard, Thierry Henry, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Andres Iniesta, Kaka, Frank Lampard, Luis Fabiano, Lionel Messi, Carles Puyol, Franck Ribery, Wayne Rooney, John Terry, Fernando Torres, David Villa, Xavi. Ron defends his No1 spot index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html48.html49.html50.html51.html