Micah Richards names the Spurs players who'd get into Arsenal's team
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Micah Richards names the Spurs players who'd get into Arsenal's team

Micah Richards has told The Monday Night Club that only four Tottenham Hotspur players would stand a chance of getting into the Arsenal team following their defeat in the North London derby at the weekend.

Spurs are facing an uphill battle trying to get back into contention for honours right now. There was hope that the appointment of Antonio Conte would be a game-changer for the club. However, the Italian has, so far, been unable to work his magic.

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Tottenham have certainly not kicked on this season. And it is now almost remarkable to think that Spurs finished ahead of Arsenal last season, snatching fourth spot from the Gunners’ grasp.

Four Tottenham players would have a chance to get into Arsenal’s team

Mikel Arteta’s men have made absolutely amazing progress. And they now sit eight points clear after beating their rivals at the weekend.

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Richards was discussing the gulf between Arsenal and Spurs. And he was asked how many Tottenham players would get into Arteta’s side. And at a push, he managed to name four who would potentially come into contention.

“How many players from Tottenham’s team, would get into Arsenal’s? Maybe three? Kane, Son and Romero. Kulusevski on a good day,” he told The Monday Night Club.

Certainly, this season, Arsenal fans would even take exception to the idea of the four getting in.

They can have few arguments when it comes to Harry Kane. As good as Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah have been, Kane’s tally of 15 goals is outstanding. And it would be outrageous if it was not for what Erling Haaland has done.

Dejan Kulusevski has also been excellent. You definitely tend to notice when he is not in Antonio Conte’s side.

But it is probably fair to say that Richards is being kind mentioning Son Heung-min and Cristian Romero based on this season’s form.

Romero has largely been unable to replicate his form for his country for Spurs this season. Meanwhile, Son is a shadow of the player he was last term.

Romero does not get into a team ahead of William Saliba and Gabriel Magalhaes right now. And neither Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli step aside for Son.

On current form, Richards is probably being a lot nicer to Tottenham’s players than he should be.

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