As we build up for the final North London Derby of the season, pundit Chris Sutton has made a bold claim regarding the Spurs forward line.
While praising the Spurs front-three, the pundit has claimed that not even a single Arsenal player is good enough to beat Kane, Son or even Kulusevski for a starting role.
“I think Spurs, their front line leaves Arsenal’s for dead. There’s not one Arsenal player I could see who would get in front of Kane, Son and Kulusevski,” Sutton told The Monday Night Club.
Spurs attack to be the gamechanger against Arsenal:
It might be a bit surprising that Sutton has chosen Kulusevski over Bukayo Saka but the unpretentious truth is that the January arrival has been one of the PL’s best wingers in the previous few months.
He’s netted three and assisted eight league goals in just 15 matches and based on current performances, any day he will be selected ahead of Saka.
Dejan Kulusevski has more assists (8) than any other player in the Premier League in 2022.
He made his full debut on February 19th 👏 pic.twitter.com/lW6ytbL2go
— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) May 3, 2022
These three are without a doubt Antonio Conte’s trump card right now and if they can click from the very first minute then Arsenal will be in massive trouble on Thursday night. Kane and Son have scored 33 league goals between them this season so we just cannot bet against them.
Defensive woes for Arsenal?
At first glance, Arsenal are in a dream run, beating teams like Chelsea, Manchester United, Leeds and West Ham in their last four matches but their defence is still fragile and vulnerable.
Ben White will just be returning from his injury so Conte will definitely ask his forwards to target him and the left-back position because that area is also an issue for Arteta.
Proper shift from everyone to get a point. Disappointed it wasn’t all three but time to get ready for a big game Thursday. pic.twitter.com/clXpILZC79
— Harry Kane (@HKane) May 7, 2022
Nuno Tavares is bang on average so the other option will be to use right-back Tomiyasu on the left-hand side of defence. In both these cases, the advantage will be in favour of Dejan Kulusevski, more so since he’s in peak form.
Mikel Arteta will have to put special emphasis on how his defenders manage the Spurs forward line because if they can keep the likes of Son and Kane quiet then the Gunners have what it takes to squeeze a win.