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Football news – Tottenham confirm Arsenal match in March will be played at Wembley

Spurs confirm Arsenal match in March will be played at Wembley

07/02/2019 at 23:06Updated 07/02/2019 at 23:11

Tottenham have announced their north London derby against Arsenal on March 2 will be played at Wembley as their new stadium nears “final stages of testing".

Spurs have continued to extend their stay at the national stadium this season after a delay to the opening of their new ground.

The latest news says the club are undergoing “remedial works on the safety systems” before they went the final stages of testing, leaving the door open to the possibility that Spurs could play their remaining home games at Wembley this season.

A club statement read: “We can today report that remedial works on the safety systems in the new stadium are near completion and we shall then move forward to the final stages of testing the fire detection and alarm system and its integration with the other safety systems.

“The success of this testing is critical to our ability to obtain a safety certificate and open the stadium.”

Chairman Daniel Levy said: "Once again, thank you all for bearing with us and for the great support we have received from so many different quarters. These next few weeks are pivotal."

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