Harry Redknapp: Tottenham's English players have surpassed Arsenal's

Harry Redknapp

The former Tottenham boss has been discussing Arsenal and their north London rivals.

Harry Redknapp says Tottenham Hotspur's English players have surpassed Arsenal's England stars, according to the London Evening Standard.

Indeed, Redknapp has emphasised how important the likes of Dele Alli, Eric Dier and more are for England - but says Arsenal's young English players need to step up.

And the pundit told the Standard: "Arsenal won’t have given up on the Premier League title but they need their English contingent to stand up and be counted because Tottenham’s home-grown talent have bypassed them now.

"The recent England friendlies were an indication of how far things have shifted. Roy Hodgson relied on Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Eric Dier, Danny Rose and, to a lesser extent, Kyle Walker to prove England are on the right track for Euro 2016 because they are the players who have been vital to Spurs’ season."

Arsenal fans know all too well how disappointing the likes of Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jack Wilshere have been.

And it's interesting to see just how important Spurs' English players have been at White Hart Lane.

The Gunners' English contingent, for instance, have never really played a leading role at the Emirates Stadium. For Tottenham, though, this season would be nowhere near the same without the likes of Dier and Alli - and obviously Kane.

Next up for Tottenham is a home clash against Manchester United on Sunday afternoon. Arsenal, meanwhile, travel to West Ham United this weekend.

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