'Definitely': Peter Crouch says there are only two Arsenal players he'd want to sign for Tottenham ahead of NLD
Ahead of the North London Derby tonight, Peter Crouch was asked to name the Arsenal players he would sign for Tottenham Hotspur, and the Englishman claimed there are only two he’d like.
Spurs host Arsenal in what is undoubtedly their biggest game of the season tonight. Antonio Conte’s side have done really well to be where they currently are, but their top-four hopes are hanging by a thread.
The Gunners are currently fourth in the Premier League table, four points ahead of Tottenham. A win for Mikel Arteta’s side tonight will secure a spot for Arsenal in next season’s Champions League, while Spurs will have to settle for a place in the Europa League.
Crouch and Gunners legend Martin Keown discussed the derby this week. The former boldly claimed that there aren’t many Arsenal players he’d like to sign for Tottenham.
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Peter Crouch: Saka and Tierney are the two Arsenal players who’ll get into my Tottenham team
Speaking to The Daily Mail, when asked to name the Tottenham players he’d like to sign for Arsenal ahead of the derby tonight, Keown stood his ground and refused to name a single Spurs player – not even Harry Kane.
He said: “It would be easy for me to name Harry Kane, but as an Arsenal man, I don’t want to take anything away from my team. This close to the battle, I’m focusing on my club, so there’s not a single Tottenham player I’d take. Not Kane. Not Son Heung-min. Not any of them.
“I wouldn’t want to say anything to hamper the confidence of someone like Eddie Nketiah, who’s been a revelation over the last four wins.
Crouch was asked the same and he said: “Bukayo Saka is the one. What a talent. There aren’t too many I would take. Saka, definitely. Kieran Tierney, or maybe I could pinch a centre half off them.”
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Saka will be the key man for Arsenal against Tottenham tonight.
The young Englishman has been incredible for the Gunners this season. He has scored 12 goals and provided six assists in all competitions so far, and he already knows what it feels like to be the main man in the North London Derby.
In the reverse fixture back in September, Saka assisted Emile Smith Rowe’s opener before scoring in the 34th minute to give Arsenal a 3-0 lead in what was a truly dominant first half display.
Tottenham have come a long way since, but if Saka performs as well as he did eight months ago, Arsenal should come away with a positive result tonight.
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