Arsenal boss Wenger comments on the prospect of signing Tottenham striker Harry Kane

Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane was once on Arsenal’s books.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has ruled out trying to buy Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane as historically transfers between the two clubs rarely happen, the London Evening Standard report.

Kane was once on the Arsenal books as an eight-year-old, though his path eventually took him to Tottenham, where he has become a key first-team member of Mauricio Pochettino’s squad.

After scoring 21 Premier League goals last season [including two vs Arsenal], the England international heads into derby day this weekend as the man to watch from a Gunners perspective.

While Sol Campbell remains a famous case, Wenger says deals between the two clubs rarely happen and thus he has no intention of even attempting to lure Kane back to the red side of North London.

“I think he is a very interesting and very strong striker. He has top qualities and I think he will make a great career,” Wenger told reporters for the London Evening Standard.

“Once a player is at Spurs you do not even consider him anymore to be on your radar because you do not historically have many transfers from one club to the other.”

After a slow start to the current campaign, Kane has rediscovered his scoring touch by following up a hat-trick at Bournemouth with another strike in the 3-1 home win over Aston Villa.

The 22-year-old now has five Premier League goals in 11 matches, while Spurs themselves head in to the North London derby unbeaten in their last 10 league matches.

Despite his relative lack of goals, Kane is a vital member of the team and a number of Spurs’ attacks go through him, regardless of whether he gets the telling touch to finish them off.

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