Arsenal icon unrecognisable in beanie hat and glasses as he hops on overground to watch TOTTENHAM | The Sun

AN ex-Arsenal star hopped on the overground to go and watch old rivals Tottenham last night.

Spurs have had a sensational start to the season, sitting top of the Premier League after last night's 2-0 win over Fulham.

The North Londoners have now picked up 23 points from their opening nine games this term.

No manager in the league's history has ever earned more from their first nine matches than Ange Postecoglou.

After dramatic clashes with Manchester United, Sheffield United and Liverpool, Spurs fans have become used to thrills and spills at home this season.

Last night's win was a lot more routine, with goals either side of half-time by Son Heung-min and James Maddison securing victory.

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Despite the triumph, Postecoglou wasn't overly happy with his team's performance.

The Aussie accused his side of "taking liberties" after the match.

Former Arsenal star Andrey Arshavin appears to be impressed with what Spurs are doing, however.

The Russian headed to Monday night's game, despite his prior allegiances.

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Arshavin, now 42, starred for the Gunners between 2009 and 2013.

But he forgot his old allegiances as he went behind enemy lines to watch Spurs, sharing his journey to Instagram.

He posted a video of himself on an overground train to his 233,000 followers.

The former winger wore a grin as he donned large rectangular glasses and a beanie hat in his selfie vid.

He wrote: "On the way to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium."

Arshavin then posted another pair of clips from his plush seat as the teams entered the field.

The former Gunner nearly joined rivals Tottenham in the summer of 2008.

He had just starred for his country at that year's European Championships.

His international team-mate Roman Pavlyuchenko signed for Spurs, and Arshavin nearly followed suit.

After the move had fallen through, he explained: "When Tottenham made their offer, I was sceptical at first.

"But after [Juande] Ramos called me personally and told me that they were selling Robbie Keane and that he wanted me in his side, the situation changed.

"When a coach shows an interest in you, especially such a renowned and strong coach, then that is already half of the success of any move.

"I also like the way Tottenham play so I agreed in principle to join."

Even after having joined Arsenal, Arshavin reiterated in October 2009: "I was not against a move to Tottenham.

"If it was down to just me to reach an agreement, the move could have taken place."

Arshavin went on to make 144 appearances for Arsenal, scoring 31 goals and laying on 46 assists.

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He most famously netted four goals in a single game during an epic 4-4 draw at Liverpool.

In 2013 he returned to Zenit, ahead of further moves to Krasnodar and Kazakh side Kairat before calling it a day in 2018.

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