Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live’s 606 programme, Ian Wright has discussed which of the current Arsenal players would get into Tottenham’s starting XI, naming two in particular who are definite inclusions.
Wright said: “Sanchez is getting in there, and I’d put Ozil in there at the moment. I’d put Cech in there in front of Lloris, Monreal at left-back, and Bellerin in there [at right-back] over Kyle. What we’ll do is just put the Arsenal team in there and call them Tottenham. But [seriously] Sanchez and Mesut [Ozil]. I think those two would definitely get in.”
Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are the two players who Wright would have in the Tottenham team, as they provide a creativity and attacking flair which Spurs can sometimes lack.
Ozil is an upgrade on Christian Eriksen as a creative force, whilst Sanchez brings more to the table as an attacker than the likes of Heung-Min Son and Nacer Chadli.
However, aside from that pairing, Wright was less convinced by the difference in quality between the two team.
He suggested Petr Cech over Hugo Lloris, although they fulfil differing roles as goalkeepers - and make up two of the top three in the Premier League - before joking about both Spurs full-backs being replaced by their Arsenal counter-parts.
Wright then went on to joke that the entire Spurs team should be replaced by the Arsenal side, although he clarified that Sanchez and Ozil are the only two players who would realistically have guaranteed places in this Spurs starting XI.
Arsenal are currently leading the race for the Premier League title, but considering the strength of the Tottenham team, they are considered real contenders to win the league ahead of their North London rivals.