The 28-year-old full-back has made no secret of the fact he grew up supporting Spurs’ arch-rivals down the years and the Arsenal Twitter brigade have revelled in digging up a string of his old tweets over the last few days.
But these rather embarrassing messages – showing his love for the Gunners – began to vanish one by one as his move with made official on Sunday morning.
‘I love Arsenal forever and ever and ever,’ one of the posts said.
Another confirmed: ‘Yes I’m a HUGE Arsenal fan!’
Doherty will probably have been grilled on his these tweets at some stage in the near future so, perhaps wisely, the defender addressed his social media antics in a particularly light-hearted announcement video.
Despite supporting Arsenal, Doherty insists his decision to join Tottenham this summer was a ‘no-brainer’.
‘I’m very proud to be joining such a big club,’ he told the club’s official website.
‘They have the best stadium in the world and possibly the best training ground in the world.
‘Once I knew there was interest, it was a no-brainer for me.
‘My time at Wolves was fantastic – I haven’t got a bad word to say about the whole club at all.
‘I just feel like coming here is going to take my game and my career to the next level.’
On Doherty’s arrival, Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho said: ‘First of all, I have to thank Mr. [Daniel] Levy and also the player and agent to make it happen.
‘I hate to play against him so I’m so happy that I don’t have to again.
‘I’m so happy that we have him, incredible career for Wolves… League One, Championship, Premier League, Europa League, he did everything for them. So job done there.
‘I know that he’s leaving with a lot of pride but this is one new step for him and he’s full of motivation.
‘These three players, Matt, Joe [Hart] and Pierre [Hojbjerg], the club did amazing to give that to the squad. Its important for us and we are going to be stronger.’