Arsenal insiders are amazed by Damien Comolli's elevation at North London rivals Tottenham, it has been revealed.

The Mail on Sunday says the Frenchman concedes that his playing career and coaching credentials are minimal, but it is his so-called scouting "triumphs" that bring the biggest guffaw at his former club, with claims he was instrumental in Arsenal signing Thierry Henry, Robert Pires, Robin van Persie, Pascal Cygan and Emmanuel Eboue.

However, it's no joke for Spurs boss Martin Jol.

Contrary to reports, Comolli was missing from Spurs Lodge for the recent crucial talks on Jol's future, but he enjoys the support of Daniel Levy and that puts the Dutchman's future on a knife-edge.