Arsene Wenger names Tottenham’s Harry Kane as “the best striker in Europe” ahead of North London derby

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Arsene Wenger has claimed that Arsenal will be coming up against the best striker in Europe in Saturday’s north London derby at Wembley.

Tottenham hotshot Harry Kane has scored 35 goals in 36 games for club and country this season, and notched his 100th Premier League strike from the penalty spot in last weekend’s 2-2 draw with Liverpool at Anfield.

He’s also scored six goals in his last six north London derby clashes against Wenger’s men, and speaking ahead of Saturday lunchtime’s clash, the Frenchman is in no doubt about the quality his team will be coming up against.

Wenger was asked if there was a better striker in Europe than Kane right now, and answered: “If you look at the numbers, no.”

Perhaps then keen not to overshadow his forwards Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, he then added: “Our strikers are top class as well and we want them to express their talent.”

Wenger was also pressed on how he will set up his side to stop Kane, and seemed to suggest that getting men behind the ball and hitting Tottenham on the counter-attack will be the best way to win the game.

“I can talk and talk and talk, but it’s the numbers (Kane’s goals) which will show that (he needs to be stopped).

“The best way to defend is to have the numbers and take the game to them.”


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