Wright: I hope Arsenal absolutely SMASH Tottenham

The ex-Gunners ace, now a pundit for BBC and BT Sport, has not endeared himself to Spurs fans by expressing his desire to see his old club win the north London derby handsomely

Ian Wright has stoked the fire ahead of Sunday’s north London derby by saying he hopes Arsenal “absolutely smash” rivals Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium.

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The two sides head into the mouth-watering Premier League affair in contrasting form despite being separated by just three points in the table.

Arsenal are currently joint-top with Manchester City and on a 15-game unbeaten run in all competitions, whereas fifth-placed Spurs have failed to win any of their last six games.

And despite being a pundit for BBC and BT Sport, Wright has opted against showing neutrality and instead expressed his desire to see Arsenal not just beat Spurs, but do so by a wide margin.

Wright told The Sun: “I really want them to hammer Spurs and absolutely smash them!

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“Arsenal have goals in their team — they are feeling confident and flying.

“Top players like Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are in inspirational form. There are goals everywhere in the team.

“And because Vincent Janssen hasn’t been scoring for Tottenham, it doesn’t give Harry Kane the time to stay on the sidelines and get himself right.

“The pressure will be on Kane when he comes back because the team need to start scoring goals.”

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