Arsenal legend Ray Parlour reckons that Tottenham’s Harry Kane wouldn’t have any trouble getting into the Gunners’ current starting XI.
Parlour sang the Spurs striker’s praises recently, insisting that the 24-year-old isn’t just brilliant at banging in the goals but at helping his team in general.
“Would Harry Kane get into the Arsenal team? Well, that’s a little bit of a silly question, of course he would,” Parlour told AskFans.
“Harry Kane is one of the best strikers now around Europe, I think a lot of clubs would love someone like Harry Kane.
“He’s been brilliant for Spurs over the last few seasons, he does it week in, week out.
“It’s not just about his goalscoring abilities but his all-round play is getting better and better.
“He brings the midfield in to play and I really admire him because he’s worked really hard to get where he’s got to, with going out on loan.
“I remember talking to Harry Redknapp and him saying he works so hard in training every single day.
“Credit to Harry, let’s hope he can really do well for England, I can’t say Spurs because they’re our rivals.
“But he’s a player a lot of people admire and I’m certainly one of those people who do that.”
The England international has scored 13 goals in 14 appearances so far this season after netting 35 in 38 last term and 28 in 50 before that. Therefore, as much as us Gooners hate to admit it, he’s not a One Season Wonder and is actually pretty good. In fact, annoyingly, he seems to be getting better by the year.
Would he walk into Arsenal’s first team as Parlour says? Yes.
If you look at Alexis Sanchez, who’s only scored once in the Premier League this season; Olivier Giroud, who is also struggling to find the back of the net for his club and is yet to make a start in the Premier League; and Alexandre Lacazette, who Arsene Wenger seems allergic to starting in big games, Kane would easily get into our side.
The striker has scored six goals against Arsenal alone in six games and Spurs have only lost in one of those, which doesn’t bode well for the North London Derby on 18 November.