Tottenham make the short trip across North London to take on Arsenal this weekend in the Premier League. A win for the hosts will see the Gunners move to within a single point behind our rivals, and bookmakers are struggling to split the pair. Arsenal’s home advantage sees them slightly shorter in the win-draw-win market, but you feel this could be a tough task.
Our side hasn’t hit top form yet this season, while our rivals have been consistently winning the majority of their matches, but I feel that our performance against Manchester City proves that our players are really up for the big games this year.
I’m predicting that we will manage to make home advantage count and come away with a much needed win, but with Lacazette having been saved to punish our rivals in the second half in big matches, I like the 9/1 (10.0) odds on offer with Grosvenor Casinos for an Arsenal win from a losing position.
Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud are doubts for the upcoming NLD, but we are expected to welcome Danny Welbeck and Shkodran Mustafi back into contention, and depending on their condition, they could well be thrown straight into the starting line-up.
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Welbeck will be a huge boost to our squad if he does manage to prove his fitness for the big game, and he will cause Tottenham plenty of trouble in attack, and will more than likely make way for Lacazette to make a big impact from the bench as he did versus City.
I’ll go with a 2-1 win for our boys, with the French striker nabbing the winner from the bench.
Will Wenger make me wrong and start our club record signing? Does Welbeck deserve to start if fit? Are the bookies being generous offering bigger than evens on a home win?