Wenger: Spurs players off limits

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has ruled out the possibility of signing Harry Kane as he insists the club would never consider taking players from arch-rivals Tottenham.

The Gunners welcome Spurs to the Emirates Stadium on Sunday in the 181st north London derby, having already beaten their neighbours in the Capital One Cup this season.

Wenger was criticised for not strengthening his squad sufficiently during the last transfer window after he only brought in goalkeeper Petr Cech from Chelsea, with many regarding the striking department to be light.

Asked in his pre-match press conference if there was a chance Kane could make the switch to the Emirates Stadium, Wenger declared that Spurs players were off limits.

"He has great qualities and he will make a great career. But once a player is at Spurs you don't even consider him any more," the Frenchman said of the striker who has scored 26 goals in 45 games for Mauricio Pochettino's side.

Commenting on the clash with their nearest neighbours, Wenger said: "They are a side that are strong defensively and can play at a a high pace in a committed way.

"They have done well. They have lost only one game. They have a few draws. They have always in my memory had strong teams. It will be a tough opponent just like every year."