‘There’s no ceiling’ – Merson pinpoints Tottenham’s advantage over Arsenal

Date published: Monday 28th March 2022 12:08 - Lewis Oldham

Merson speaks on Kane

Paul Merson believes Tottenham Hotspur hold an advantage over Arsenal in the race to finish in the top four.

The Gunners currently sit fourth in the Premier League. They are three points clear of Tottenham Hotspur with a game in hand.

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Arsenal still have Chelsea, Man Utd, West Ham and Spurs to play before this season comes to an end.

Merson has suggested that Harry Kane could be the difference-maker in the battle for the Champions League.

The forward started the 2021/22 season slowly but he has grabbed seven goals and three assists from his last seven Premier League games.

Ex-Arsenal player Merson has argued that Tottenham will not lose games “if Kane turns up and plays well”:

“Tottenham are still a danger. I’m a massive fan of Harry Kane,” Merson told talkSPORT.

“I just find with Arsenal at the moment they are playing to the best of their ability, to their celling. There’s players I don’t think can play any better.

“With Harry Kane I don’t think there’s a ceiling. If Kane turns up and plays well I don’t think there’s any way that Tottenham lose a football match.

“We have seen it at Man City and West Ham, when he doesn’t turn up at Burnley and places like that they don’t win.”

Meanwhile, according to reports, Tottenham are ‘leading the race’ to sign Barcelona forward Memphis Depay, with several Premier League clubs interested.

The 28-year-old joined the Catalan club last summer after his Lyon contract expired.

He has played 29 times this campaign and has provided 12 goal contributions for his new side.

After starting Barcelona’s opening 16 La Liga matches before picking up an injury, he has only featured for 88 minutes in total.

It will be hard for Depay to break back into the Blaugrana’s starting XI with the team thriving under the management of Xavi.

Despite his lack of minutes in 2022, Depay is still Barca’s top scorer this season, with Aubameyang now one goal behind despite having played 17 games less.

He only signed a two-year contract when he signed for the La Liga side last summer, meaning they could cash in on the Holland international at the end of 2021/22.

It was reported earlier this month that Tottenham ‘made an early move’ to sign Depay this summer.

And Mundo Deportivo (via The Boot Room) are now claiming that Spurs are ‘top of the list’ of the Premier League sides interested in the 28-year-old.

It is said that Depay is happy in Catalonia but will ‘study his situation’ with numerous sides in Italy also keen.

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