As an Arsenal fan it is not easy to like Danny Rose, especially as a he scored an amazing volley against the Gunners on his Premier League debut that helped the spuds to beat us on the day. He has been guilty of some naughty challenges on Arsenal stars over the years as well, but this week the England international left back may just have won a few friends among the Arsenal faithful.
As reported by Metro the Spurs star has basically lain into his own club for a number of reasons and even suggested that he is thinking strongly about giving up on the annual under achievers because he is in danger of going through his whole career without lifting a trophy.
‘At my age, and having missed six months with injury, I have been thinking about this quite a lot,’ said Rose.
‘I am reaching my peak and have probably only got one big contract left in me.
‘Time is running out and I do want to win trophies. I don’t want to play football for 15 years and not have one trophy or one medal.
‘Sorry, that’s not what I am about. I wouldn’t be happy with that. I want to win something.
‘My short-term focus is to get back to playing like last year and if I do that the long-term will take care of itself.
‘I’m not saying I want out, but if something came to me that was concrete, I’d have no qualms about voicing my opinions to anyone at the club.’
Even though Tottenham have been doing a little better in recent years they have never come really close to the Premier League title and the last piece of silverware they won was that funny three handled thing that has had more names than Zsa Zsa Gabor and although Rose was at the club back then he was not a first team player.
So as well as sounding like he is keen for a transfer away from north London, Rose suggests that he has no confidence in our rivals ending their trophy drought and he has slated them for a lack of transfer action this summer as well as buying poor players in the recent past.
So if that is what one of their own players thinks, what are the chances that this season will see Arsenal reassert our north London dominance straight away?