Paul Merson reckons Tottenham Hotspur could soon end their Wembley woes if they played Arsenal.
The former Gunners star, now a pundit for Sky Sports, stuck the boot into his old side this week and claimed that Tottenham, who finished second in the Premier League last season, still have the edge on their north London rivals.
The two teams will not meet until November 18 at the Emirates, with the return date at Wembley on February 10.
“I bet they wish they could play that game tomorrow, because it would stop all the Wembley curse stories once and for all.”
He added: “I think the players have lost all respect for Wenger. But I think the fans are losing all respect as well. They are playing for Arsenal and they are turning it into a mockery. They are embarrassing the football club.
“It’s becoming one of football’s also-rans because they are a million miles from winning the league and that’s pathetic. I’m disgusted. It’s just an embarrassment from top to bottom. It frustrates me. And it will get worse too.”
Merson also believes that Harry Kane should be named as England captain by Gareth Southgate. The striker scored twice on Friday as England beat Malta 4-0 in their World Cup qualifying match.
“Harry Kane would be my choice for England captain. Gareth Southgate said on Thursday he wants to share the armband around between a few players but I think you need one captain – and it should be Kane,” he said.
“You have to pick someone you know is always going to be in your team otherwise it just ends up causing problems.
“I think Kane’s a nice bloke, a good player and I think he has the right character for it. He leads by example on the pitch.
“He’s not a shouter. He’s not a Tony Adams or Bryan Robson type of captain. He’s more like an Alan Shearer. I played with Shearer. He didn’t shout and scream at you. He led by example.
“He put his body on the line and worked his socks off. That’s exactly what Kane does and that’s exactly the sort of captain England need.”