Tomorrow is the North London Derby and a massive game for all Arsenal fans. The big question is, are Tottenham good enough to take something away from The Emirates?
For as long as I remember, Arsenal have pretty much dominated all of the North London Derbies, especially at home, and I can only really recall about 4 or 5 defeats that we have suffered in the last 20 years or so (although I could be wrong about the numbers). Even when Tottenham had players like Gareth Bale and Luka Modric, we still beat them time and time again.
So what about this new Tottenham side?
While we are still unbeaten this season (with 2 wins and 3 draws) Tottenham have 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 defeats. They started the season well with 2 wins against West Ham and QPR, after which all the pundits thought they’d challenge us for a Top 4 place. But they then lost to Liverpool 3-0, drew against Sunderland and then lost last weekend to West Brom. So in terms of current form, they’re doing poorly.
And we’re on the back of a very good win against Aston Villa.
But as the old cliche goes, anything can happen in football.
Tomorrow is a massive game and we all know Tottenham will be desperate to get a result against us. In Mauricio Pochettino, they have a young, talented manager. He did fantastically well at Southampton and now (theoretically at least) has a more talented squad at his disposal. They started the season excellently, but have faltered of late.
So can the pose any real threat?
Even with the midweek defeat to Southampton in the Capital Cup, Arsenal have many reasons to be confident. Mesut Özil has got his swagger back, Danny Welbeck has got off the scoresheet (and has played excellently to be fair), and we are able to field a relatively strong back line, despite suffering injuries in that area. The only real problem Arsene Wenger has is choosing the best midfield for the job.
Against Manchester City and Aston Villa, Arsene got his midfield selection pretty much spot on but in earlier games, especially against Everton and Leicester City, they were completely wrong and we struggled. So Arsene needs to make sure the team he picks is the right one to beat Tottenham.
So what are your predictions for tomorrow? A routine win for Arsenal, or can Tottenham actually give us a game for once?
Don’t forget to leave your comments in the section below and follow us on Twitter.