By Ollie Irish
Perversely, it was Tottenham not Arsenal who fielded something of a second-string XI in the Carling Cup; maybe old Arsene has decided that winning the Carling Cup would be better than winning NOTHING AT ALL for another season.
So it was Tottenham’s kids – the likes of Jake Livermore, Kyle Naughton and Steven Caulker, all of whom started – who learned a football lesson from the Gunners (I admit it). Even if it took extra time to decide the match, there’s no doubt that Arsenal deserved to win the match. Jack Wilshere, who is developing at a rate that would raise both your eyebrows even in the virtual world of Pro Evo, was again impressive – he really needs to be reinstated to the senior England set-up for the next match; his immense potential is there for all to see. I just wish he played for the Lilywhites.
For Spurs, new signing Sandro made his debut and looked okay – he can’t be judged on one match, but I have a feeling he’ll do well for us.
Note to Harry Redknapp: Sell Robbie Keane now, before he’s worth less than zero.