Tottenham Hotspur have a wealth of English talent amongst their ranks, unlike Arsenal.
Tony Adams was a guest on BT Sport’s Score programme on Sunday, and suggested that Tottenham have been far more successful in bringing young English players through the ranks than Arsenal have been over the past few years.
Spurs have a wonderfully strong core of young English players currently present at the club, including the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Kieran Trippier, Harry Winks, Oliver Skipp and Kyle Walker-Peters, whilst the Gunners can only really boast Alex Iwobi, Rob Holding, Carl Jenkinson and Eddie Nketiah.
Tottenham have overtaken Arsenal over the past few years, and it could now be argued that they are London’s number one club, despite the fact that Chelsea finished above them in third spot this season.
The future certainly seems bright for Spurs, and Gunners legend Adams highlighted just how impressive it has been to see them do so well with a core of English players, unlike his former team, when speaking during BT Sport’s Score programme on Sunday:
“Tottenham have done really well in developing players through their ranks, the local talent. Where Arsenal have been really weak in the last few years is with the recruitment of English players. Tottenham have really done that and stepped up, and credit to them.”
Arsenal will be desperate to close the gap on Tottenham next season, but whether Unai Emery has the courage and conviction to give more of the club’s youngsters a chance remains to be seen.