Footballing foes put aside their rivalry to hand out presents to children in hospital.

Arsenal FC's mascot, the Gunnersaurus, visited children's wards in Barnet Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, while Tottenham Hotspur players Moussa Sissoko, Victor Wanyama, Georges-Kevin N’Koudou and Sarah Wiltshire, from Spurs Ladies, gave out gifts at Barnet's Galaxy children's ward.

The players met parents and children, as well as some of the hospital’s newest arrivals in the Starlight neo-natal ward.

Fellow midfielder, Moussa Sissoko, said: "We are very lucky because we are professional footballers but when you see the children, who are here for different reasons, you realise everything should be good in people's lives and it gives you some important perspective.

"You try to give them a good moment because some are fans of football and when they see some of the players, they are very happy.

"If we can give them some happiness that is the most important thing and that is why we are glad to be here."