Tottenham history hits Arsenal and West Ham as sickness bug rumours in Premier League title race

Tottenham Hotspur players during the clash with West Ham United in My 2006

It's set to be an afternoon of thrills and spills on the final day of the Premier League season. Most of the jeopardy has been taken out of the final day, but there is one massive thing to play for - the Premier League title.

Manchester City are in the box seat, holding a two-point lead over Arsenal at the top of the table. Win against West Ham at home and Pep Guardiola will have overseen an historic four titles in a row.

Lose and the door is open to Arsenal to win their first crown in 20 years though. The Gunners are also at home, to Everton and know nothing but a win will do for them on the final day.

Arsenal will be hoping for a favour from their London rivals West Ham, but their preparations have been hit hard ahead of kick-off.

There are reports that Jarrod Bowen is going to miss the match with illness and he may not be the only one. Rumours are rife that a sickness bug has ripped through the West Ham squad, leaving David Moyes with decisions to make over his starting lineup.

If he is to name a somewhat weakened team, that will hurt their chances against the best team in England and consequently Arsenal's hopes of winning the Premier League title too.

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The news of a sickness bug on the final day of the season will draw comparisons to what happened with Arsenal's fierce north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on the final day of the 2005/06 season.

Spurs were battling with Arsenal for a Champions League spot and needed to beat West Ham to secure it. But food poisoning hit the squad, with a 'dodgy lasagne' blamed for the illness, striking down a number of Martin Jol's squad on that day.

There is a certain irony about it potentially happening to West Ham now, with Arsenal hoping to benefit from a West Ham result against Man City.