Former Gunner on how many Arsenal players would get into Spurs’ team

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Dom Le Roy

Arsenal’s failure to beat Brighton at home last Sunday means that their chances of finishing in the top four are all but over.

The Gunners will have not just win their final game against Burnley and hope that Spurs lose at home to Everton, but also need to make up an 8 goal deficit in terms of goal difference with the Lilywhites.

This is why Arsenal’s draw against the Seagulls, left many Arsenal fans frustrated. Former Gunners midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong was also among the people who made their frustration known after the game on Sunday.

The Ghanian, who came through the ranks at Arsenal and made 16 appearances for their first team before being sold to Barnsley in 2013, questioned if even a single player from Unai’s Emery’s squad would get into Man City’s, Liverpool’s or Tottenham’s starting eleven.

Frimpong, who retired from professional football in March due to a persistent knee injury (BBC), took to social media to post the following message:

Spurs Web Opinion

We believe that the only Arsenal player who could potentially get into Tottenham’s starting 11 is Lucas Torreira, since Spurs are short of numbers in defensive midfield but even Torreira has been poor since January.

With Tottenham set to strengthen their squad substantially in the summer (Daily Mail), Spurs could steer well clear of Arsenal as it is likely to take Unai Emery at least a couple of more transfer windows to build his own team.

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  1. Slip on over to the Arsenal based websites and you will find that many an Arsenal fan believe they have had an equal or better season to their north London rivals. A claim I find utterly ridiculous, and as such have presented certain arguments to support this. It simply amazes me that despite being second best to Spurs over the course of Pochettino’s reign at the helm, the gooners still believe they are the superior club. Is it possible that these delusions/illusions of greatness are contributing to the continuous demise of this once proud football club. All I know is that comparisons between Arsenal and Spurs used to be our thing. The way we used to judge a season while Arsenal were more concerned with competing with the likes of the Manchester clubs and Chelsea. Now it seems the tables have turned and our bitter rivals are left trying to find ways in which they are equal to the 4th best team in the league? My My how the mighty have fallen.


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