Tottenham have tried, you have to give them credit for that but if they did not know before they do know now, they are simply not big enough for Arsenal transfer targets.
They tried to hijack the William Saliba deal and what happened? the player prefers to sign for us.
They took us on for Dani Ceballos and what happened? He prefers to play for us.
They have Champions League football, they reached the Champions League final, they have the better squad, they have a world-class stadium and they have more money to splash and still, the players both clubs target choose Arsenal.
Why is that?
Because Arsenal is Arsenal and Tottenham is Tottenham and a few seasons of superiority will never change that, one is a huge historical club with a brand respected worldwide the other is a club synonymous with failure and a brand that screams second best.
Players know that coming to Arsenal means they are signing for a huge world-renowned club, whereas signing for Tottenham is signing for a club that simply does not have a winning culture and can fall as fast as it rises.
Arsenal is Gucci, Tottenham is Primark and the players know that. Primark may be in fashion and a successful business model for now, but it is still Primark lacking in history and class.
Gucci stands the test of time and represents class and history and that is Arsenal.
But nice try nonetheless.