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Arsene Wenger aims final parting jibe at Tottenham ahead of Arsenal departure

Arsenal boss comments on Spurs' pricey new home and debates how they will pay the bills

ARSENE WENGER has told Spurs they may have to sell Harry Kane to pay for their new stadium.

The outgoing Arsenal boss signed off with a cheeky dig at his North London rivals over their star striker.

Harry Kane is one of Tottenham’s most valuable assets

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Harry Kane is one of Tottenham’s most valuable assets

He believes the spiralling costs of the new White Hart Lane will have a huge impact on Mauricio Pochettino’s transfer dealings.


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The Frenchman, 68, said:  “In the last ten years prices for a new stadium have doubled and transfer fees for players have tripled, or even quadrupled.

“When we built our stadium a £10million player was huge. Today a guy like Kane, Tottenham can sell him for £100m, maybe more?

“So they might have to sell players to get more financial supply. That’s an issue they have to face.”

Arsene Wenger knows all about the costs of building a new home

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Arsene Wenger knows all about the costs of building a new home

Tottenham are moving into a state-of-the-art arena on the site of White Hart Lane

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Tottenham are moving into a state-of-the-art arena on the site of White Hart Lane

Arsenal borrowed £260m to build the Emirates in 2006 — and are still paying back interest.


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Yet Wenger had to sell Thierry Henry, Robin van Persie, Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri.

Arsene Wenger admits Highbury was a special place but Arsenal needed more seats

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Arsene Wenger admits Highbury was a special place but Arsenal needed more seats

Tottenham’s 62,062-seat stadium, which is due to be finished in September, is expected to cost £1bn.

Spurs are believed to have borrowed £400m and already operate on the smallest budget of the Premier League top six.