Tottenham can prove north London is lilywhite with shock swoop for 110k-a-week Arsenal star
The footballing landscape in north London is changing and both Tottenham and Arsenal fans know it.
After years of domination, the Gunners are conceding their grip on their home turf as Mauricio Pochettino’s men start to establish themselves as the team to beat with what looks set to be two successive higher placed finishes.
This season, bragging rights are shared between the two sides after both picked up victory respectively in front of their home fans, but the argument from Spurs will be that only one side was in the Champions League, and it was not Arsenal.
Wenger’s men will retaliate with a jab at Tottenham’s lack of silverware, a decade long absence without a major cup win, and until one side proves they are the dominant side, the jibes will continue.
However, Daniel Levy can change all that by launching a shock bid for Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, with the Welsh star’s contract having just a year to run when it comes to the end of the season, and talks seemingly yet to begin on securing a new deal.
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The 27-year-old confirmed that there was “nothing” to say about tying himself down to the Gunners, and the Daily Mail have claimed that Chelsea have entered the hunt for his signing with his contract situation as it is.
However, as stunning a move as it might be, Levy must take action and swoop in ahead of the Blues for the attacking midfielder, said to be on £110,000-a-week, in a switch that would hark back to Sol Campbell’s departure for Highbury back in 2001.
Ramsey would not be the first, and would likely not be the last, player to cross the divide, and if Levy can prove that Tottenham were the more ambitious side, then it could be a very tempting move for the 52-cap international.
Convince Ramsey to move to the new Tottenham stadium, and it is game over for Arsenal.
North London would be proven to be Lilywhite.