Tottenham Hotspur fan names seven Spurs players in his north London combined XI
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Arsenal might be top of the Premier League by five points, and clear of local rivals Tottenham Hotspur by 11 points, but one fan still thinks the Spurs players are better.
Fans across England's top division are probably expecting that Arsenal will slip up eventually, having basically led the league all season so far.
They did drop two points against Newcastle United in their most recent league game, much to the annoyance of Mikel Arteta, but the same thing also happened to Manchester City.
Perhaps the downfall will start at this weekend's north London derby, especially with it coming just days before they face Manchester United and a few weeks before a meeting with City.
The old adage says that form goes out of the window when it comes to derbies, and even Ray Parlour believes that could be the case, predicting a 1-1 draw on Sunday.
That's despite Spurs sitting in fifth place, 11 points behind their local rivals, despite having played a game more and Antonio Conte coming in for plenty of criticism.
A positive result for Conte's side would be seen as a bit of a surprise, but not to one Spurs fan who has picked seven of his team's players in a combined XI.
Former Apprentice winner Lee McQueen was in the Sky Sports News studio, presumably actual pundits were all busy, and only picked Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, William Saliba and Oleksandr Zinchenko from the Gunners.
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⚪️ Son @LeeMcQueen names his combined Tottenham and Arsenal XI.
4 Arsenal. 7 Tottenham. 👀 pic.twitter.com/8WsOiVBtQM
Despite the fact that Hugo Lloris was at fault for one of Aston Villa's goals in Spurs recent loss to Unai Emery's side, McKenzie picked the recent World Cup runner-up in goal, claiming he 'doesn't really understand the [Aaron] Ramsdale situation.'
The entrepreneur explains he's going with three at the back, like Spurs do, rather than sticking to a formation that has Arsenal top of the table.
He explains that Zinchenko is playing at left centre-back, a position not even Pep Guardiola used him, because he's such a brilliant footballer, which is a compliment but why must Ivan Perisic play?
The Spurs fan slaps himself on the back for picking Saka and Odegaard, not really praising them though, before quickly moving on to say how good Rodrigo Bentancur has been, which is true.
He then says that the front three of Dejan Kulusevski, Son Heung-min and Harry Kane doesn't need changing, even if the Gunners have outscored them so far this season.
"From a spurs fan I'm even laughing," one fan said.
Unsurprisingly, Arsenal fans weighed in too, "Kane the only one that makes it into the lineup in a combined 11. Kulu can come in for Saka to take a rest. This is a good laugh this list is," one replied.
Another added, "Has this bloke ever watched football before? He’s got Saka as a right wing back, Zinchenko as a centre back."
"Some people really shouldn’t be given a platform to talk about football. The formation doesn’t even match the personnel he has chosen," one brutally summarised.
A fourth joked, "I prefer Steve McQueen. He’s been dead since 1980 and would come up with better takes than this."
And another simply asked, "Yeah great side. Surely that white team must be really high up in the table?!"
Perhaps Sky should evaluate who they get in the studio to come up with these teams?
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