Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have one of the fiercest rivalries in the Premier League, so it does not take much to spark friction between the two clubs.
Stewart Robson, who played for Arsenal between 1981 and 1987, may have stirred the pot by claiming that Tottenham star Dele Alli will never become world class.
The 21-year-old’s profile in the game has risen significantly over the years, as he is now a crucial member of Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs team and a fully-fledged England international.
Alli has earned 21 caps for the Three Lions and made 104 appearances in a Tottenham shirt over the past two years following his switch from MK Dons.
This season, the midfielder has faced criticism for his temperament having been hit with a one-match ban from FIFA for raising his middle finger in an offensive gesture during a recent World Cup qualifier.
Alli has also struggled to find his best form this season, despite still contributing three goals and one assist in eight appearances for the North London club.
During a segment of Extra Time on ESPNFC, ex-Arsenal midfielder Robson gave his opinion on the Spurs star.
“I think he’s a very good player, I don’t think he’s a great player yet. I think he will be an England international for quite some while, but he is not going to be a world-class player.”