Lord Sugar offers shock response when asked which Arsenal player he would pick to join Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur's former chairman Alan Sugar smiles before the team's Premier League football match against Blackburn at White Hart Lane in London on November 23, 2008. AFP PHOTO

Tottenham take on Arsenal in the Premier League this weekend.

Tottenham Hotspur's former chairman Alan Sugar smiles before the team's Premier League football match against Blackburn at White Hart Lane in London on November 23, 2008. AFP PHOTO

Former Tottenham Hotspur chairman Lord Sugar has told the Daily Mail that if he could pick any Arsenal player to join Spurs, it would be a fully fit and firing Theo Walcott.

With the international break coming to an end, the attention now turns back to the Premier League, and the big game of the weekend sees Tottenham travel to take on Arsenal.

Mauricio Pochettino's men will make the short trip across North London for their first meeting with the Gunners this season, with the Spurs boss no doubt keen to keep up his record of never having lost to Arsenal in the Premier League as Tottenham manager.

Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger (L) and Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino greet before the English Premier League football match between Tottenham...

Many believe that the balance of power has shifted in North London, as after years of Arsenal dominance, Spurs are excelling under Pochettino both in Europe and in the Premier League.

Ahead of Saturday's game, former Spurs chairman Lord Sugar has been asked which one Arsenal player he would want at Tottenham if possible – and he told the Daily Mail that he would, somewhat bizarrely, take Theo Walcott.

“(Theo) Walcott - when he's on his game and not injured,” said Sugar, in comments which will leave both sets of fans stunned and perplexed.

Theo Walcott of Arsenal during the Carabao Cup fourth round match between Arsenal and Norwich City at Emirates Stadium on October 24, 2017 in London, England.

Sugar had the pick of players like Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey or Alexandre Lacazette, and yet he chose Walcott – a player who has yet to start a single Premier League game this season.

Walcott, 28, was once one of English football's top young talents, but he has been something of a case of unfulfilled potential, having become a bit-part player under Arsene Wenger.

The pacey forward may not even feature against Spurs, and yet Sugar claims he would want Walcott at Tottenham, maybe in the belief that Pochettino would finally get the best out of him.

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