“Tottenham bottom of the table if Harry Kane leaves”.

“Former Arsenal player and commentator Paul Merson’s comments about the North London derby are outrageous,” said “Football London” on March 23 (KST), adding that “no matter how you look at it, you can’t picture Tottenham losing to Arsenal at this point.

Tottenham will host Arsenal in the sixth round of the English Premier League (EPL) “North London Derby” at the Emirates Stadium in London, England on April 24.

The Gunners have been thoroughly outclassed by Arsenal in their last five games, with one win and four losses, excluding friendlies. Last season, they faced Arsenal twice, losing both times. Spurs have not won at Arsenal’s home ground in four games, including three straight defeats.

Add to that Arsenal’s recent form. After winning the Emirates Cup against AS Roma and the FA Community Shield against Manchester City, Arsenal hasn’t lost a game this season.

The Gunners, who like Spurs are 4-1 in the Premier League, are coming off a 4-0 thrashing of PSV Eindhoven on Nov. 21 in their first UEFA Champions League (UCL) group game.

Still, Tottenham’s form hasn’t improved. They’ve won four and drawn one in five league games. Add to that the relative absence of European competition, and you have a situation that could benefit them physically.

In a way, this means that Arsenal could be the first test for Spurs under Ange Postecoglou, who has a winning record.

Son has made 16 Premier League appearances for Arsenal, scoring four goals and providing five assists. In the 2021-2022 season, which he did not play in last season, he scored two goals and provided one assist in two games with Arsenal. In the 2020-2021 season, he had one goal and one assist.

Merson, a former Arsenal player who usually speaks ill of Tottenham, said after Harry Kane’s departure, “Tottenham will definitely finish in the bottom half of the table. 100%. Without Kane, there’s no way Tottenham will do well.” He was completely wrong.

This prediction was completely wrong. “I don’t care how Spurs come out, they’re going to go toe-to-toe with Arsenal and they’re going to fall apart,” Merson said of the North London derby. If Tottenham compete with Arsenal, they won’t be able to stand up to them,” he said, predicting a massive defeat for Spurs. 스포츠토토

Football London responded to Merson’s comments by saying, “Coming from an ex-Arsenal player, you shouldn’t take it literally, but it’s so ridiculous you can’t help but laugh at it,” adding, “You can’t ignore Tottenham’s momentum in the current situation, and it’s rare for a North London derby to be a crushing defeat in the first place.