The gunners are going to be welcoming Tottenham Hotspur with Arsenal hoping to get back to winning ways after an embarrassing defeat to Manchester City two weeks ago.
This will be a North London derby between the gunners and Spurs in who have been very outstanding this season because they are currently 3rd on the English Premier League while Arsenal are on the 5th position with only 19 points which is 4 less than their Saturday’s opponents. Most football analysts are backing Tottenham Hotspur to win tomorrow’s match because they have been tactically stronger than the gunners who have suffered embarrassing defeats like the one against Liverpool.
Arsene Wenger is however very confident that his squad is quite very ready for the challenge but he hopes that his team doesn’t get nervous tomorrow;
“It is always a fierce derby as well to keeping your nerve so you must have full commitment while being lucid and calm enough to focus on the game.’ the manager told arsenal.com.
‘It is one of the fixtures that is very important for us and that we want to win as well because in the table we have to make some ground up on the top teams.’
The manager says that it would be a chance for him and the whole squad to win back the hearts of the supporters because it is a derby which every Arsenal supporter needs to win because there has been strong rivalry between gunners and Spurs’ fans.( PICTURE: GETTY)
The North London derby has been there for years after it it’s original start back in 1887 when the two teams first met and it has become an even fierce derby in this modern football so it is one of the most entertaining and respected derbies in the English football.
Petr Cech is expected to be given a start against Spurs even though he has been unferperforming in the recent weeks but he is the first choice goalkeeper at the Emirates stadium and he also had his own comments on the North London derby.
“You are always aware of that they are rivals and as I said, going into the weekend’s game you can feel how much it means to everybody at Arsenal and with the fans the rivalry has always been there. said Cech.
‘It means so much to everybody. There is a lot of passion, a lot of emotion and when you have 60,000 people with these emotions and with this passion it transfers on to the pitch.’ the goalkeeper told arsenal.com.
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR LAST FIVE MATCHES
Tottenham Hotspur 1 – 0 Crystal Palace (EPL)
Tottenham Hotspur 3 – 1 Real Madrid (UCL)
Manchester United 1 – 0 Tottenham Hotspur ( EPL)
Tottenham Hotspur 2 – 3 West Ham United ( EFL)
Tottenham Hotspur 4 – 1 Liverpool ( EPL)( PICTURE: GETTY)
ARSENAL PREVIOUS 5 MATCHES
Manchester City 3 – 1 Arsenal ( EPL)
Arsenal 0 – 0 Crvena Zvezda ( EUROPA)
Arsenal 2 – 1 Swansea City ( EPL)
Arsenal 2 – 1 Norwich City ( EFL)
Everton 2 – 5 Arsenal ( EPL)
The gunners have been the better team in the last five matches because they have lost only once, drawn and won two in the past five matches while Spurs have two times and won three times so this will give Arsenal some bit of confidence when they host Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates stadium tomorrow.
Arsenal have met with Tottenham Hotspur 191 times since the establishment of the two clubs and the two teams have identified themselves as rivals due to being near each other ( stadiums) but the gunners have beaten Spurs 80 times drawn 51 times and lost 62 times to the fellow North London club.
ARSENAL VS TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR PREVIOUS RECENT MEETINGS
Tottenham Hotspur 2 Vs 0 Arsenal (30 Apr 2017)
Arsenal 1 Vs 1 Tottenham Hotspur ( 06 Nov 2016)
Tottenham Hotspur 2 Vs 2 Arsenal ( 05 Mar 2016)
This match is an English Premier League and it will take place at the Emirates stadium at 1:30 PM GMT.