Thierry Henry provides damning verdict when comparing Tottenham with Arsenal
By Harvey Byrne
Thierry Henry has provided a damning verdict on Arsenal, claiming Alexis Sanchez is the only Gunners player able to get into the current Tottenham team.
The two north London rivals have been battling in the Premier League for years with Arsenal usually coming out on top.
However, this season has seen a major change and Tottenham are currently on course to finish above Arsene Wenger’s side for the first time since 1995.
The Lilywhites have been progressing brilliantly in recent years and with club stars such as Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Toby Alderweireld they have been allowed to sit 14 points above Arsenal with the season nearing it’s end.
Now, Henry, who played for Arsenal during their dominating years has conceded that Sanchez would be the only one able to walk into the Tottenham team with the rest of the Gunners squad not on the same level as the Chilean.
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“It’s difficult for me as an Arsenal man at the minute,” Henry said, as quoted by the Sky Sports website.
“But you have to be honest. At the minute also, I can only see right now Alexis Sanchez getting into that team without anyone saying ‘how come he’s in the team?’
“All the others, I think people will argue with that… but that doesn’t mean Tottenham are going to win easily.”
There is currently doubts whether Sanchez will be an Arsenal player much longer with the 28-year-old’s contract due to expire in the summer of 2018.
There has also been reports this season that the attacker is growing frustrated at the club, but he has still managed to return 19 goals and 10 assists in 31 Premier League appearances, playing both the striker role and a position on the wing.
If he was to step into the Tottenham team then it is likely he would take Son Heung-min’s position with fellow attackers Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli vital to Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
In other Tottenham news, this Southampton ace is the second most likely player to join Spurs in the summer behind Wilfried Zaha.