Harry Kane to Man City transfer saga has ‘rocked’ Tottenham and his ‘heart was somewhere else’ during Arsenal demolition, insists Sol Campbell

Sol Campbell has questioned Harry Kane’s mindset after another abject display for Tottenham in their ‘demolition’ at the hands of Arsenal.

First-half goals from Emile Smith Rowe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka gave Mikel Arteta’s side a commanding half-time lead before Heung-min Son gave the visitors a consolation goal.

Kane is yet to score in the Premier League this season
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It’s been a miserable start for the Spurs man
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It was well and truly a day to forget for Spurs and their star man Kane, who is yet to score in the Premier League since being denied a move to Manchester City.

Campbell, who famously played for both clubs, weighed in with his thoughts on the situation the England captain is currently in.

The former Arsenal and Spurs defender said: “It’s tough, everybody thought that deal would go through [to Man City], your body is there but your head and heart is somewhere else.

“Somehow they’ve got to work it out, somehow they’ve got to say ‘look that deal is gone, carry on, lets wipe the slate clean’, that’s going to be difficult because he thought that deal was going to go through.

Things couldn’t have gone much better for Mikel Arteta and Arsenal

“That’s a yank on your soul, your heart, your spirit, Harry is a professional, he will score goals but obviously the move that didn’t happen has rocked the club and the club has got settle him down a bit.”

It was a massive game for both managers, who have come under a lot of pressure this season.

Arteta had started the season extremely poorly with three straight defeats to Brentford, Chelsea and Manchester City scoring none. However they have since turned it around with hard fought 1-0 wins against Norwich and Burnley and now this win against Spurs.

His counterpart, Nuno Espirito Santo is now going through what the Spaniard had to having now lost three on the bounce after they had beaten Man City, Wolves and Watford at the start of the season.

Things are looking bleak for Santo and his side

Arteta who came out smiling in the end and it brought immense delight to everyone associated with the club, including Campbell.

“For me the connectivity of the whole team and the engagement blew Tottenham away, they didn’t know what to do,” he added.

“Tactically I think they were all over the place for this particular game, but I think it’s more than that. I think emotionally some of the players are just not there, they’re there physically but mentally they’re just not there.

“Maybe the start of the season masked a lot of fundamental problems at Tottenham and its just coming to the fore.

Saka and co blew Spurs away with their attacking prowess
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“Tactically Arsenal were was just incredible just on the front foot all of the time, the first half they just blew them away, they didn’t have any answers, Tottenham were so devoid of anything, It was a demolition really.”

For now though Spurs need to dust themselves off and try and find some form before their players head off for international duty.

The club are back in action in the Europa Conference League this week against NS Mura before they face in form Aston Villa at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium looking to ease the pressure on Santo.

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