Tottenham and Arsenal set to do transfer battle over another defender

Arsenal and Tottenham do battle for right-backs in the summer

North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham went head to head for a pair of right-backs in the summer, with both sides needing to strengthen the position as a matter of urgency.

And, surprisingly, it was the heavily-linked Tottenham target Takehiro Tomiyasu who ended up at Arsenal come the end of the window, while Spurs opted for the more high-profile signing of Emerson Royal from Barcelona.

Judging by social media reactions during the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final between Tottenham and Chelsea, fans of the north London rivals came to a rare agreement on who got the better end of the deal.

While this could prove to be a different story by the end of the season, both sides nonetheless evidently feel as though they need further reinforcement at right-full, and could again rival each other in the summer window.

Tariq Lamptey heading to north London?

The player thought to be in demand on both sides of north London? Brighton defender Tariq Lamptey.

The former Chelsea academy graduate has impressed since leaving Stamford Bridge and making the move to Sussex, where he has excelled during limited game-time.

Beset by injuries last campaign, he has returned to fitness and form since, and brings plenty of raw pace and skill to Brighton’s attacks.

Now, as per the Sun, Spurs and Arsenal are set to go head to head for his signature this summer, with a 50 million pound price point being mooted.

Would Lamptey improve both sides, or is it a case of a player that has already outgrown the north London sides, and needs an even bigger challenge?

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This article was edited by
Conor Laird.

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2 Chelsea FC 21 29 43
3 Liverpool FC 20 34 42
4 Arsenal FC 20 8 35
5 West Ham United 20 10 34
6 Tottenham Hotspur 18 3 33
7 Manchester United 19 3 31
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 19 0 28
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 19 0 27
10 Leicester City 18 -2 25
11 Crystal Palace 20 -1 23
12 Brentford FC 19 -3 23
13 Aston Villa 19 -5 22
14 Southampton FC 19 -9 21
15 Everton FC 18 -9 19
16 Leeds United 19 -16 19
17 Watford FC 18 -14 13
18 Burnley FC 17 -11 11
19 Newcastle United 19 -23 11
20 Norwich City 19 -34 10
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Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 8
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 8
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 8
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 6
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 6
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 6
Jorginho Chelsea FC 6
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 6
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 6


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