By Joe Ellis

26th Apr, 2022 | 8:10pm

Sanchez Watt nudges Arsenal to sign Rangers ace James Tavernier

James Tavernier scored his 80th goal for Rangers against Motherwell at the weekend and his prowess in attack has seen ex-professionals gush over him.

One of those wishing the Light Blues’ skipper could play for their side is former Arsenal winger Sanchez Watt.

The 31-year-old came through the youth ranks with the Gunners but never played a game for the senior team and last featured for non-league Wealdstone in 2020.

He took to Twitter today (26 April) to plot his reasons as to why Mikel Arteta should consider Tavernier as a potential summer target at The Emirates.

“I’ve played with and against Tav, baller,” Watt said. “He would suit Arsenal’s style of play.

“Top professional on and off the pitch, never misses games, a captain who gets assists and scores goals, set-piece specialist, quick, gets up and down constantly, defends well. Why not?”

No chance

I’m sure there are some Arsenal fans who would like to see Tavernier in their colours but let’s be real here, he’s the Rangers captain.

If anybody is going to stay this summer it will surely be the leader of the pack and if Arteta is considering a move, he can turn around and head back to London before he gets too far north.

He is truly adored at Ibrox and has almost certainly cemented his status as a club legend having helped them through the Scottish leagues to eventually lifting the Scottish Premiership title last season.

That is the kind of story Hollywood should be all over and his attacking returns in that time rival the very best attackers in the country.

It’s a credit to him that he is even in the conversation for such a move but he won’t be leaving Glasgow anytime soon surely.

The only reason he should ever leave Scotland even is for a holiday, a European tie or when Gareth Southgate realises he should be in the England squad for the World Cup.

In other Rangers news, Lothar Matthaus has slammed the Gers side ahead of their Europa League semi-final against RB Leipzig.