'Belongs to my heart' - Walker delivers verdict on Arsenal Tottenham fans will love
Former Tottenham star Kyle Walker has said that his time with Spurs means that he is desperate to secure victory over Arsenal this weekend when playing for Manchester City.
The fleet footed right back left north London for the Etihad Stadium over the summer in a £50million transfer deal, and has gone on to play a key role in his new club’s surge for Premier League glory, with City currently 16 points ahead of second placed Manchester United.
However, Pep Guardiola and his side could lose ground in the title race if their near rivals pick up victory over Chelsea, with City set to battle Arsenal for the League Cup trophy on Sunday, with a repeat of the clash between the two sides in the league set to take place at the Emirates Stadium next Thursday.
Despite the chance of silverware, Walker has said that just the feeling of securing victory over his former side’s fierce rivals would be “fantastic”, a verdict Spurs fans will love despite the defender’s exit from the club.
He told Sky Sports: “Spurs is a club which belongs to my heart and to get one over on their bitter rivals, and mine for a long time, would be a fantastic feeling.
“Spurs will always have a place in my heart, they gave me a chance to play Premier League football and I’ll be forever indebted to them. Tottenham were in a fantastic position when I left, they’d finished second twice.”
Since joining City, Walker has made 38 appearances across all competitions, including playing in every League Cup game on the way to the final.
He has a mixed record against Arsenal, having played against the Gunners 13 times for three different clubs, winning six, drawing three and losing four while playing for Spurs, Aston Villa and Manchester City.
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