Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has aimed a dig at Tottenham Hotspur over their lack of silverware since Harry Kane has broken into the first team.
Tottenham’s last piece of competitive silverware came back in 2008 when Juande Ramos’ side beat Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea 2-1 after extra time at Wembley in the League Cup final.
Ahead of Arsenal’s Europa League match against Olympiacos this evening, Arteta was asked if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s efforts in front of goal are deserving of silverware having netted 19 times in all competitions this season (transfermarkt).
The Spaniard could not resist reminding the media that Harry Kane scored 30 times for Spurs during the 2016/17 season only for Mauricio Pochettino’s side to finish as runners up to Chelsea in the Premier League.
He told The Metro: “Harry Kane has scored 30 goals [in 2016/17] but never won the Premier League, you know,”
“So it’s a good example of players doing phenomenally well, but unfortunately, there’s a lot of top teams in the country and only one wins the league.
“You can’t have everything in life.”
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The irony is that Arteta has decided to aim a dig at Tottenham whilst his side is competing in the Europa League whilst we are once again playing Champions League football.
Whilst our recent trophy record is unacceptable, we now have the infrastructure in place with the new stadium and training ground to be able to start to compete.
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