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TT Battle: Son Heung-min vs Mesut Ozil

Tottenham Hotspur will host Arsenal at Wembley Stadium in Saturday’s lunchtime kickoff as both sides prepare to do battle in the north London derby.

Spurs will be coming off the back of a challenging fixture against Chelsea from midweek, whilst the Gunners will have met Bournemouth as they continue their fight for a place in the top four.

Both sides will be looking to win bragging rights over each other and have the players capable of ensuring that can happen, with the likes of Son Heung-min and Mesut Ozil in their ranks.

However, which player is more important to their respective club and will have the impact to ensure all three points is theirs?

Let’s take a look…

Son Heung-min

The South Korea international has been outstanding during his time at Tottenham, making Levy’s £27million swoop from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2015 appear a bargain.

Despite having missed part of the campaign through international duty, he has still managed to record red-hot figures for Mauricio Pochettino’s side this season.

Son has 16 goals in his 33 appearances across all competitions and nine assists, with 11 of those strikes in the Premier League which have included a couple of braces.

Still only 26-years-old, there is no doubt that the Korean will continue to develop further and become even better as he produces a number of world-class displays.

TT Grade: A

Mesut Ozil

The German arrived at Arsenal in the summer of 2013 from Real Madrid, when Arsene Wenger shelled out £42.3m for the playmaker.

Things had started well for Ozil at the Emirates, with him proving to be a hit with the club’s fanbase and his statistics do not hide the fact of how well he has done in north London.

In the 216 appearances he has made for the Gunners, he has an astonishing 73 assists and 41 goals to his name and earned him a huge contract, however, he appears to have fallen out of favour at the club this season, per Transfermarkt.

Unai Emery does not seem to be impressed with what the 30-year-old can bring to the team and has given him just 13 starts in the Premier League so far, whilst he has rarely been used in their Europa League campaign.

TT Grade: B-

The Verdict:

Son and Ozil appear to be at contrasting ends of the spectrum at the moment, which makes it relatively easy to decide who comes out on top in this battle.

There is no doubt that the German is a quality footballer, however, his performances are far too hit-and-miss and he can often go missing in games.

Son, on the other hand, is far from that and always looks to put in more than 100%, ensuring the team can continue their quest for silverware.

Tottenham and Arsenal fans – thoughts?

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