Former Gunner Ray Parlour suggests Tottenham Hotspur can take a leaf out of Arsenal's book.
Former Arsenal player Ray Parlour suggested on talkSPORT where he feels Tottenham Hotspur should copy his old club.
The ex-Gunner commented on Tottenham’s plans for a new stadium and claimed that Spurs should mirror the template Arsenal used when they built the Emirates Stadium as their new ground.
“I’m sure Spurs when they build their new stadium will have a similar sort of template as Arsenal because there is so much money to make in the restaurants, they make people feel comfortable and people want to get there two hours before a game now,” said Parlour.
The Emirates is one of the biggest stadiums in the country with a capacity of 60,000 but it’s also one, which created some adversity for fans with Arsene Wenger reluctant to spend big, while the club was paying back the costs involved building the stadium.
The corporate side of things seems to be an area that Arsenal have got spot on and it will be important for Tottenham when they develop the new ground at White Hart Lane.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has always been a very shrewd operator and it’s important the club can generate impressive and sustainable forms of income, which ultimately put more money in the pocket of the manager to spend in the transfer market.
West Ham will also soon be stepping up the corporate side of things when they move into the Olympic Stadium and it’s important Tottenham get things right in this area, by the time the new White Hart Lane ground opens for business.