Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have formed an unlikely alliance after the fierce London rivals banned fans from using selfie sticks at the Emirates and White Hart Lane respectively.

The Premier League clubs have banned the accessory - which allows people to clamp their camera or mobile phone into an extendable stick - after they were included on a list of items barred from the north London grounds.

The decisions come after a Spurs fan called Liam complained to his beloved Lilywhites over their use at home matches.

Tottenham emailed the fan back saying stewards would be made aware of the ban before Spurs' next home match against Burnley in an FA Cup third-round replay on Wednesday 14 January.

Four miles south, Arsenal also said they were banning the tool on the grounds it could be used as a weapon.

A Gunners spokesman said: "The club's ground regulations prohibit any object that could be used as a weapon or could compromise public safety."