Ian Wright Is Backing This Tottenham and England Star to Score in Sunday's North London Derby

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​Arsenal legend Ian Wright is backing Dele Alli to get on the scoresheet during Sunday's North London derby, reports the ​Sun Goals Podcast.

The England international has enjoyed a superb season so far with Tottenham, and was named PFA Young Player of the Year for the second season in a row. He has scored 16 goals this season and provided five assists.

Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur - The Emirates FA Cup Semi-Final
Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur - The Emirates FA Cup Semi-Final

Wright admits that he can see Alli and co. adding to the Gunners' miserable season on Sunday. He said that: 

" I think Dele Alli will do something. He is a big game player." He has scored 30 goals in 90 games in all competitions for Spurs since joining from Milton Keynes Dons in 2015 for £5m. 

The 21-year-old has also scored two goals in 17 caps for England.  During his time at MK Dons, the England international bagged 24 goals in 88 games.

​In the return fixture in November, Harry Kane cancelled out Kevin Wimmer's own goal from the penalty spot to secure a point for Spurs in 1-1 draw. Spurs are currently 14 points ahead of Arsene Wenger's side, and look guaranteed to qualify for Champions League football for next season. 

Arsenal v Leicester City - Premier League
Arsenal v Leicester City - Premier League

Arsenal, however, are five points behind fourth place Manchester City and fans are growing increasingly agitated at Wenger's management of the Gunners, with many calling for the Frenchman to make this his last season at the Emirates.

Wright scored 128 goals in 221 games for Arsenal, and throughout his club career, he scored a total of 239 goals in 501 games, as well as netting nine times for England in 33 caps.


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