Former Spurs striker calls for Dele Alli to move on
Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Darren Bent believes Dele Alli is in need of a “fresh challenge” and he shouldn’t hesitate if given the chance to join Arsenal.
Alli, 24, joined Spurs from MK Dons in 2015 and he has managed 62 goals in 224 appearances for the club.
Things have been difficult for the player of late, however, and it has seen speculation arise about his future at the club.
Bent has given his support to the idea of Alli leaving the club and believes Jose Mourinho is a bad fit for the England international.
“For players at times, he’s been at Tottenham for a while now, and I think maybe he’s a product of a process where he’s been at Spurs, they’ve got to the Champions League final, but other than that, there’s been a couple of top-four finishes,” Bent told talkSPORT.
“I think any player comes to a point where they need a fresh challenge.
When asked if a move to north London rivals Arsenal would be good for Alli, Bent replied: “100 percent. I wouldn’t even hesitate.”
Lyon chief hands Arsenal Houssem Aouar transfer deadline in firm statement
Arsenal have been sent a clear message in their pursuit of Houssem Aouar.
Lyon president Jean Michel-Aulas was speaking to Telefoot La Chaine Du Foot, when he confirmed that any current players who have not left the club by Friday [October 2] will remain past the deadline.
Arsenal have made no secret of their pursuit for Aouar with Aulas acknowledging the club’s interest over the weekend when he tweeted : “For Houssem Arsenal is too far from his value: we are counting on him to play a great match in Lorient and lead OL in CL next year.”
It was later revealed by football.london that the Gunners are ready to increase their offer to £36.5million (€40million) with a further £9million in potential add-ons (€10million), after an initial bid of £32million (€35million) was rejected.
Bullish Arteta sets Liverpool aim after Anfield defeat
Mikel Arteta has set his sights on emulating Liverpool after watching his side go down 3-1 to the Premier League Champions at Anfield.
Despite taking the lead through Alexander Lacazette, the Gunners spent the majority of the match on the back and goals from Sadio Mane, Andrew Robertson and Diego Jota handed the Gunners a first defeat on the season.
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Speaking after the game, Arteta laid out his plan to reach the heights of his victorious opponents.
“We’re on a different journey to them,” he said. “They weren’t able to do what they did tonight two or three years ago.
“They set the bar probably at the best standard the Premier League has seen. This is where we have to get.”