The North London Derby is our Fixture in Focus here at FootballFanCast and we accordingly posed a simple question to Arsenal fans earlier this week – which Tottenham Hotspur stars would you like to see switch allegiances and join the ranks at the Emirates Stadium?
A controversial topic, perhaps, but a fun one nonetheless, giving supporters the chance to consider what might be if a few of Spurs’ top talents made the same journey as Sol Campbell across the north London divide.
Considering Arsenal fans are notorious for hijacking online polls, we expected quite a positive response. And although we did get a fair few replies, it has to be said that Gunners fans took an incredibly negative stance.
Indeed, according to our up-down vote, the only Spurs star Arsenal fans would be interested in signing is goalkeeper Hugo Lloris – with the other twelve players to choose from all receiving negative scores.
That’s rather incredible, considering Toby Alderweireld is one of the best defenders in the Premier League, Harry Kane’s scored more goals than any Arsenal player for the last three seasons and Dele Alli is shaping up to be the top English talent of his generation.
Of course, some ignorance in voting was inevitable, especially so close to the game itself. But Spurs fans answered our reverse poll openly and honestly – and considering Arsenal have finished above the White Hart Lane outfit for 21 consecutive years, you have to wonder what their fans are so bitter about.