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Monday Hoddle of Coffee: News and Links for November 20th 2017

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Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Happy Monday Spursland!

A slightly disingenuous opener, perhaps, as no Monday morning that follows a defeat to Arsenal can ever truly be a happy one. Just try to keep in mind that old truism- the class of Dele Alli is permanent, whilst the fitness of Jack Wilshere is extremely temporary.

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God bless Harry Kane- sensing that Spurs fans the world over needed a boost after the dreadful NLD result, he decided to push the emergency button and declared to German newspaper Bild that he wants to stay at Spurs for his whole career.

Bild have also offered up a pretty devastating assessment of Spurs’ upcoming Champions League opponents Borussia Dortmund, who they describe as being in the midst of a ‘mega crisis’ under the stewardship of Peter Bosz.

Elsewhere in football...

For West Ham fans that want David Moyes’ reign at the club to be as short as possible, his first game in charge got off to a pretty perfect start.

It’s taken them a couple of seasons, but West Brom fans have finally realised that the guy standing in their technical area in the baseball cap is Tony Pulis- and boy are they unhappy about it.

Over in continental Europe- Serie A has been bewilderingly lit this season, and the race for the title saw another dramatic twist over the weekend as Juventus went down 3-0 to Sampdoria.

And finally...

Zlatan Ibrahimovic may have spent 7 months out of the game with a devastating knee injury but he was straight back to his best form upon returning to the Manchester United first team this weekend- at least in terms of the soundbites he provided to reporters after the game.