Rob Guest has been speaking on a Twitter video with fellow Football.london reporter Alasdair Gold about all things Tottenham Hotspur.
One of the players that Guest spoke about in great detail was Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who was rock-solid during the game against the Gunners, recording a 7.63/10 rating, as per WhoScored.
Guest said: “The signing of the summer, undoubtedly – not just for Tottenham, [but the] Premier League as well.
“He has been so good, absolute transfer bargain as well, Kyle Walker-Peters plus £3m.
“He’s just transformed Tottenham.
“Last season that was a major problem, there was just no defensive midfielder there – that made life very difficult for the backline and Hugo Lloris, they were always troubled, but he’s just formed the shield in front of the back four.”
Do you think Hojbjerg has been the signing of the season?
Yes, he has been brilliant
No, he hasn't been that good
TIF Thoughts on Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg…
Since Spurs signed the Dane from Southampton, Tottenham have only lost one Premier League game in which he has played, and they have kept four clean sheets in a row in the league, with him playing every minute of those games.
So, you can see why Guest thinks that he has been an incredible signing for Spurs.
In terms of his statistics, he ranks in joint-fourth place for interceptions per game, second place for tackles per game and has an average pass completion rate of 88.9% – the best value of any Spurs player with a league start to their name.
So, he keeps the ball well and he breaks up opposition attacks, which could be why Tottenham’s defence has improved so much this season, having only conceded nine goals in the league.
At this same stage last season, Spurs had conceded 16 goals, with the improvement there for all to see.
We feel that Hojbjerg has had a fantastic impact on Tottenham, and it will be interesting to see if he can keep that up throughout the season.