Tim Sherwood implies Arsenal’s scouting network is below Tottenham’s

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Tottenham Hotspur seem to be making a habit of finishing above their North London rivals of late, and are looking to repeat the achievement again this season.

The task for Spurs now has become a case of looking ahead and reaching the next stage, while Arsenal scramble to recover as the so-called best team in North London.

Spurs became the first ever Premier League side not to make a new signing across a season this year, instead preferring a settled squad.

Arsenal have faced similar problems, but with far less success, as Emery was limited to loan deals only in January.

The Mirror also claim that the Arsenal boss will only have £40m to spend in the summer.

Tim Sherwood has now compared the situation at both London clubs, claiming that a lack of funding is more of a problem for Emery than Poch.

He also implies that the Gunners’ scouting network is below that of his old club.

Sherwood said (SkySports as reported by HITC): “The reason why Tottenham can cope with [hardly spending any money] is that since Pochettino’s been at Tottenham [five years] they have signed 27 players.

“He [Poch] doesn’t need so many [players because he can cope]. He [Emery] has been their 10 minutes. He needs bodies. He’s had one transfer window. You have to give him at least three or four transfer windows to bring his own people in.

“Now, with £40 million, what are you going to bring in with any quality? It’s not all about how much you spend. It’s about having the right scouting network… to find the talent. Whether they are £5m like Alli. Do you see that sort of transfer at Arsenal? We haven’t seen it at all!”

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