Spurs and Arsenal have released a joint statement ahead of this weekend’s north London derby.

Sunday’s match will be the first time former Gunners striker Emmanuel Adebayor has returned to the Emirates Stadium with Spurs and both sides have called for fans to support their teams in a positive manner.

The statement reads: “Ahead of Sunday’s game, both Clubs are actively encouraging all fans to focus on getting behind their team and enjoying what promises to be a great match.

“A north London derby is always a special occasion and we hope this game will be remembered for both the action on the pitch as well as the positive support for both teams off it. All fans should be aware that breaches of ground regulations – including anti-social behaviour – will not be tolerated.”