It’s maybe not surprising that some areas of the media are questioning the official explanation for Heurelho Gomes’ absence from the Spurs squad last night. Tottenham have said that the Brazilian was suffering from a back injury and while we wouldn’t want to question that statement, others have hinted at a smokescreen.
Let’s not go over the same old ground here with Gomes – the mention of his name attracts support and condemnation in equal measure – but could the club really mislead the fans? Has there already been a precedent with Alan Hutton?
Yesterday there were rumours linking two of Europe’s highly rated keepers, Manuel Neuer and Maarten Stekelenburg to the club and if Harry is aiming his sights that high then our lack of Champions League football could be put to the test. Stekelenberg is also linked with Manchester United, while Neuer is rumoured to be the answer to Arsenal’s own comedy goalkeeping crisis.
That could leave us with Ben Foster who is widely linked with the club today. Suggestions are that Harry will settle for Foster, with Hutton and David Bentley going in the opposite direction.