Paul Merson has suggested in The Daily Star that Tottenham Hotspur will never defeat Arsenal in the North London derby.
England international striker Harry Kane once again failed to score for Tottenham, as Mauricio Pochettino’s side suffered a 2-1 defeat in the third round of the competition.
While praising Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger for his courage not to play his best available players against Tottenham, Merson asked a big question of Spurs in The Daily Star: “Will they ever beat Arsenal?”
Merson also analysed Spurs’ problems so far this season and wrote: “I think they are really short in midfield this season and Harry Kane is still struggling.
“He was never going to do what he did last season when he won young footballer of the year, but he's still a good player.
“I think he will score goals this season. He just needs to score the first one. But the players around are not making him the chances they did last season. Spurs look like they will fizzle out again.”
While it does seem that Merson is taking a pop at Tottenham, he is right in suggesting that Kane needs to get more chances.
One of the main reasons behind the Englishman’s struggles for goals for Spurs so far this campaign has been the absence of star attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen.
The Denmark international has recently recovered from injury, and his return is certainly going to see Tottenham create more chances for Kane to score.