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Football

‘World-class’ Bale can pile on misery for Arsenal
Agencies
London, March 03, 2013
First Published: 00:00 IST(3/3/2013)
Last Updated: 00:02 IST(3/3/2013)

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has warned Arsenal that Gareth Bale will use Sunday's crucial north London derby to prove he deserves to be ranked as one of the world's top three players.

Bale will be firmly in the spotlight when Arsenal arrive at White Hart Lane for a potentially decisive moment in the battle to qualify for the Champions League.

“He is world class and those two players (Messi and Ronaldo) are," Villas-Boas said.   

"Gareth at the moment is showing the form to be at the level of those two players, who have won so much throughout their careers, including European trophies.”

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