Martin Keown: These Arsenal players would get into Spurs’ team – “Not many at the moment”
Martin Keown has said that Alexis Sanchez and Laurent Koscielny would get into the Spurs team at the moment.
He also said that Nacho Monreal would make a combined 11 – but only because Danny Rose is currently injured.
Doing a Q&A for the Daily Mail he was asked “Of the current Arsenal squad, which players would get into this Tottenham team?”
He wrote: “Not many at the moment. Obviously Alexis Sanchez — with the right mindset — would get into the team. Laurent Koscielny is another I would play and, with Danny Rose injured, Nacho Monreal would get in at left back ahead of Ben Davies. But beyond that, there are not too many other contenders.”
Thierry Henry said last week that Alexis would be the only player to make it in before the weekend’s North London Derby.
It is hard to really argue on current form, but I’m not convinced this is really the case. All things equal, I think people are taking more Arsenal players over their Tottenham counterparts.