Kulusevski impresses Arteta
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Report: Mikel Arteta blown away by £110k-a-week Tottenham player's skill last night, he could have signed him

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Tottenham Hotspur star Dejan Kulusevski didn’t get on the score sheet against Arsenal last night, but he sure caught Mikel Arteta’s eye.

The Gunners actually started the game well. They looked much sharper than their North London rivals, but Cedric Soares’ silly foul on Son Heung-min and Rob Holding’s moment of madness gave Spurs complete control.

Harry Kane scored from the spot before the sending off and the Englishman doubled Tottenham’s lead right after the red card. The game was all but done at that point, but Arsenal fans were hoping they could still get something out of it after the break.

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However, that hope was killed just moments into the second half as Son scored Spurs’ third goal to finish off the game.

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Dejan Kulusevski impressed Mikel Arteta on the touchline

The way Arsenal started the game last night would’ve encouraged Arteta. However, Kane’s double either side of Holding’s red card took the smile off the Gunners boss’ face.

As things went from bad to worse for Arsenal in the first half, a moment of brilliance from Kulusevski stunned Arteta – and probably annoyed him at the same time.

The Swede, who has been a fine signing for Tottenham, pulled off a nutmeg on Granit Xhaka.

The Arsenal boss, who wasn’t too far away from the incident, “puffed his cheeks in exasperation,” according to The Mirror.

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Arsenal could’ve signed him

Kulusevski wasn’t really a part of Massimiliano Allegri’s plans at Juventus in January, but he was a wanted man.

Tottenham ended up signing the talented Swede, but Arsenal boss Arteta was also considering a move. The Athletic claimed that the Gunners watched him closely during his time in Turin and viewed him as a long-term target.

However, due to Bukayo Saka and Nicolas Pepe, Arteta reportedly turned down the chance to sign the £110k-a-week right-winger in the winter window.

Arsenal’s loss is proving to be Tottenham’s gain now, and Spurs fans will absolutely love that.

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