If nothing else this confirms that Arsenal are actively looking for a striker, but the strangest part of this interview is that Clinton N’Jie chose to move to White Hart Lane instead of the Emirates for the reason that Tottenham are the club to give young players a chance to shine rather than Arsenal!
The Cameroonian international made this bizarre claim in the Express when he said: “I was never scared that my transfer to Tottenham would not be confirmed. I never spoke to Arsenal representatives on the phone, they simply contacted my agent,”
“My choice was made, I was determined to join Tottenham.
“Here, I will be working under Mauricio Pochettino, a manager who plays youngsters and allows them to progress.
“On Thursday, after I arrived in London and had my medical tests, he welcomed me, with the president Daniel Levy, to tell me that he hoped I would be available as quickly as possible.
“When I arrived in Europe, it was an aim and a dream to play one day in the Premier League.”
The signing by Tottenham is still subject to international clearance and a work permit, but the £10million transfer fee seems very reasonable for an exciting up and coming talent, and he has agreed to a five-year contract with Spurs.
The news of Arsenal’s interest would seem to indicate that Wenger is looking for an alternative to the quest for Karim Benzema, but will Giroud’s brilliant opening goal today make Arsene rethink his plans…