Matt Doherty deletes embarrassing Arsenal tweets in Tottenham announcement video

Arsenal fan Matt Doherty is his Tottenham announcement video
Spurs new boy Matt Doherty grew up supporting Arsenal (Picture: Tottenham Hotspur)

Matt Doherty has copped a fair amount of stick from Arsenal fans ever since it became clear he would be leaving Wolves to join Tottenham this summer.

The 28-year-old full-back has made no secret of the fact he grew up supporting Spurs’ arch-rivals down the years and the Arsenal Twitter brigade have revelled in digging up a string of his old tweets over the last few days.

But, one by one, these rather embarrassing messages – showing his love for the Gunners – began to vanish following his official unveiling on Sunday morning.

Tottenham Hotspur Unveil New Signing Matt Doherty
The defender has signed a four-year contract with Tottenham (Picture: Getty)

‘I love Arsenal forever and ever and ever,’ one of the posts said.

Another said: ‘Yes I’m a HUGE Arsenal fan!’

Doherty will no doubt have been asked about these tweets at some stage in the near future so, perhaps wisely, the defender chose to address them in a light-hearted announcement video.

Despite supporting Arsenal, Doherty insists his decision to join Tottenham this summer was a ‘no-brainer’.

‘I’m very proud to be joining such a big club,’ he told the club’s official website.

‘They have the best stadium in the world and possibly the best training ground in the world.

‘Once I knew there was interest, it was a no-brainer for me.

‘My time at Wolves was fantastic – I haven’t got a bad word to say about the whole club at all.

‘I just feel like coming here is going to take my game and my career to the next level.’

Jose Mourinho looks on during Tottenham's pre-season match with Birmingham
Mourinho is delighted he longer has to face Doherty (Picture: Getty)

On Doherty’s arrival, Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho said: ‘First of all, I have to thank Mr. [Daniel] Levy and also the player and agent to make it happen,.

‘I hate to play against him so I’m so happy that I don’t have to again.

‘I’m so happy that we have him, incredible career for Wolves… League One, Championship, Premier League, Europa League, he did everything for them. So job done there.

‘I know that he’s leaving with a lot of pride but this is one new step for him and he’s full of motivation.

‘I’m so happy. Of course we want to have the best players and best possible squad. We are going to have months of competition, we need a better squad than we had last season.

‘These three players, Matt, Joe [Hart] and Pierre [Hojbjerg] the club did amazing to give that to the squad. Its important for us and we are going to be stronger.’

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