'Utterly disgusting' - Arsenal fans fuming after spotting Pep Guardiola exchange with Tottenham duo

Pep Guardiola of Manchester City
Pep Guardiola of Manchester City -Credit:MI News/NurPhoto

Arsenal fans could not believe their eyes after seeing Tottenham Hotspur players with smiles on their faces after losing to Manchester City on Tuesday evening.

Spurs required three points against Pep Guardiola's side to keep alive their Champions League hopes, though fell to a 2-0 defeat after an Erling Haaland brace.

The Lilywhites had a glorious opportunity to equalise at 1-0 when Son Heung-min was racing through on goal, only to fire his shot straight at substitute keeper Stefan Ortega.

Pictured after the match in conversation with Guardiola, the South Korean appeared to be in high spirits and had a chuckle after a comment made by the City boss in his ear.

There was also an exchange between Cristian Romero and Guardiola, ending with the latter playfully punching the defender in the chest after a brief conversation on the pitch.

Left angered by such scenes, Arsenal supporters have questioned just why Spurs stars were in such jovial moods after seeing their chances of Champions League football dissipate.

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A big talking point before kick-off related to the question as to whether or not Spurs supporters really wanted their team to win, with three points offering Arsenal a major title boost. Ange Postecoglou played down such claims in his pre-match press conference, though a number of home fans could be seen celebrating when City opened the scoring.

Asked if the subdued atmosphere inside the ground had an impact on his players, Postecoglou said: "Of course it does. It is what it is. I can't dictate what people do. They're allowed to express themselves any way they want. But yeah, when we've got late winners in games it's because the crowd's helped us."