Metro.co.uk caught up with Sol Campbell this week

Tottenham take on Arsenal this weekend with both sides desperately seeking three points in their pursuits of the title and the top four respectively.

Already it looks certain that Spurs will finish above their North London rivals, lending support to the argument the two sides are closer matched than they’ve been in over a couple of decades.

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So in a combined XI, who would make the cut?

Who better to answer that than Sol Campbell, one of the few footballers to have played for both Tottenham and Arsenal. Metro.co.uk caught up with the former England international this week to get his XI.

Sol Campbell’s Spurs v Arsenal combined XI…

 

While every player in that XI has a strong case for inclusion it’s impossible to overlook a couple of omissions.

Mesut Ozil is perhaps the most obvious, with the German playmaker widely regarded as one of Arsenal’s best players. Petr Cech would also fall into that category.

Mesut Ozil didn’t make the XI (Getty)

For Tottenham Mousa Dembele is a big exclusion – the Belgian has been immense in the centre of midfield this term. Toby Alderweireld meanwhile has been a rock in the back four.

Mousa Dembele has been exceptional this season (Getty)
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Looking ahead to Sunday’s match at White Hart Lane, Campbell told Metro.co.uk that he think Arsenal could come out on top.

‘I think it’s going to be an interesting game because everybody wants something out of the game and a draw is not an option for both sides,’ he said.

‘I think Arsenal could easily come out on top and surprise Tottenham. Quite easily.’

Sol Campbell was speaking on behalf of online betting site BetStars. Sol’s Big Call for Tottenham v Arsenal is a 2-1 away win, #CallIt with betstars.uk

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