Arsenal legend David O'Leary delivers surprising verdict on Tottenham's lack of transfer activity

Arsenal manager David O'Leary during the match between Arsenal Legends and Real Madrid Legends at Emirates Stadium on September 8, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

The former Arsenal defender understands why Tottenham Hotspur failed to sign anyone this summer.

David OLeary manager of Arsenal during the match between Arsenal Legends and Real Madrid Legends at Emirates Stadium on September 8, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

Arsenal legend David O'Leary sat down for an exclusive interview with the Daily Mail, and responded when asked what he thought of Tottenham's lack of transfer activity during the summer transfer window.

Spurs finished in third position in the Premier League table last season, and many were tipping them to push Manchester City all the way this term, if Mauricio Pochettino adequately strengthened his options during the off-season.

The Argentine failed to do just that, however.

 

Tottenham have made a decent start to their 2018/19 campaign, though, taking nine points from their opening four league outings, but cracks have already began to appear.

O'Leary, though, explained why he understands the reasoning behind Pochettino's failure to strengthen his Spurs squad during the summer, when speaking exclusively to the Daily Mail:

Arsenal manager David O'Leary speaks to the team before the match between Arsenal Legends and Real Madrid Legends at Emirates Stadium on September 8, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

"I can understand the transfer policy at Tottenham. If you have a really good team, it is very hard to say, for instance, go and get another centre forward. If I am a centre forward, do I really want to go somewhere where I am behind Harry Kane?"

The real problem for Tottenham will be if they lose one or two of their key players, because Pochettino just doesn't have any kind of top class quality in reserve.

And only time will tell whether the north London outfit should have made more waves in the market this summer.

Mauricio Pochettino, manager of Tottenham Hotspur, waves to the fans after the Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on August 27, 2018 in...

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