Tottenham take on Arsenal in the Premier League this weekend.
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.
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.
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.