Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted that Tottenham striker Harry Kane is a fine player, but will never be considered as a potential signing at the Emirates.
As reported by the Mirror, Wenger, speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of Sunday's north London derby, expects the talented England forward to enjoy a 'great' career.
Kane, of course, enjoyed a remarkable season at White Hart Lane last term, scoring 21 league goals for the Lilywhites. It hasn't been as easy for the forward this term, but he's come to prominence once again in recent weeks.
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In fact, with five goals in his last three outings, the 22-year-old will head into this weekend's crunch clash with a great deal of confidence.
However, as long as Wenger's in charge of the Gunners, Kane won't be completing a controversial switch across north London.
Speaking ahead of Sunday's showdown, the Arsenal chief stated: “He has great qualities and he will make a great career.
“Once a player is at Spurs you don’t even consider him anymore.”
Kane vs Giroud
Of course, without the electric Theo Walcott, it looks all but certain that Olivier Giroud will start up front for the Gunners, but is he a better option than Kane?
In truth, it's tricky to compare the duo; Giroud is a fascinating player, often criticised, but regularly finds the back of the net and appears to offer so much to the cause.
Kane, on the other hand, is one of the most natural finishers in the Premier League and will work tirelessly in pursuit of stamping his mark on every game.
The Spurs forward bagged seven goals more than his counterpart last term, but Giroud is slightly ahead in the standings in this early stage of the season.
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