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“Open top parade”: Former Tottenham striker Darren Bent hails Arsenal while mocking two signings made by Conte at Tottenham this summer

“Open top parade”: Former Tottenham striker Darren Bent hails Arsenal while mocking two signings made by Conte at Tottenham this summer

Darren Bent took to Twitter to praise Arsenal’s business while also criticising Tottenham for two of their signings in particular.

After Bent admitted that he likes what the Gunners are doing in the transfer market this summer, one Tottenham fan retorted that Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko didn’t even make the starting XI at Manchester City.

In reply, Bent – who made 79 appearances for Spurs – mocked his old side for throwing “an open top parade” after concluding the signing of Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster.

The pair, aged 33 and 34, were Antonio Conte’s first two summer signings and should bring plenty of experience to Hotspur Way.

Bent’s exchange with the Tottenham fan is shown below.

So far this summer, Fabio Paratici, Tottenham’s Director of Football, has also signed Yves Bissouma, Richarlison, Djed Spence, and Clement Lenglet in a successful transfer window.

Arsenal had an interesting window as well, with the signings of Jesus, Zinchenko, and Fabio Vieira.

We’re not sure why Bent chose to mock Tottenham’s business by mentioning Perisic and Forster, as we believe the pair will be important players for Conte this season.

Of course, we don’t expect them to play every week, but experience is priceless in football.

Conte has a player in Perisic with whom he has already won a league title, having led Inter Milan to the Serie A title in 2021 alongside the Croatian.

Perisic has also made 546 appearances in his career, winning the Champions League and reaching the World Cup final.

With 134 Premier League appearances and six England caps under his belt, Forster should be far more effective as a deputy than Pierluigi Gollini.

“Open top parade”: Former Tottenham striker Darren Bent hails Arsenal while mocking two signings made by Conte at Tottenham this summer

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