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Gabby: Benteke can go higher than Arsenal & Spurs

ESPN staff
February 20, 2013
Christian Benteke's goals have drawn admiring glances © Getty Images

Gabriel Agbonlahor has put the boot into Arsenal and Tottenham by suggesting Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke is too good for them.

Benteke has been one of the few bright spots in a season of toil for Villa this season. The forward, a summer signing from Genk, has netted 11 goals despite the Midlands club struggling towards the foot of the table.

The Belgium international has been linked with summer moves to Arsenal and Tottenham, but his fellow Villa striker Agbonlahor feels Benteke should be aiming higher.

"I think he's good enough for even higher than them (Arsenal and Tottenham)," Agbonlahor told Sky Sports News. "He's showed that by the way he plays with his composure for a big guy and he has quite a bit of pace as well. There are many aspects of his game that are at the top level."

Lauding his team-mate, Agbonlahor said: "Christian is one of the players of the season for me so far.

"He's going to get linked with the top clubs, especially because of his age. He's young. He's gifted in what he can do so he's going to be linked with a lot of clubs."

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