Posted on February 19, 2016 by ADMIN

Could Arsenal v Tottenham game be the title decider?

Arsenal have already played one six-pointer ‘title decider’ against Leicester last week, but our traditional rivals Tottenham Hotspur have also been winning consistently and quietly moved up to equal on points with us in second place in the Premiership.

Although we have the small matter of a couple of games against Barcelona coming up and a trip to Old Trafford next week, the Gunners legend Martin Keown thinks that our game at White Hart Lane on March 5th is the most important game in our calendar at the moment. “I think it has to be the biggest derby of Arsene Wenger’s reign, if not the biggest ever. It’s certainly the most important in the history of the Premier League,” Keown said.

“Without being disrespectful to Tottenham, this fixture lost some of its importance in recent years. Of course it’s a derby game you have to win but at Arsenal our rival became Manchester United, because they were the ones we were challenging for the league.

“Now with Tottenham performing as they are, I can’t think of a derby bigger than this.”

It is certainly going to be a six-pointer for sure, but unlike Wenger’s awful record against Jose Mourinho, Le Prof has an incredible record of never having finished below Tottenham in his 19 years at Arsenal, but we may have to beat them at White Hart Lane in just a couple of week’s time to maintain that record.

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18 thoughts on “Could Arsenal v Tottenham game be the title decider?

  1. GoonerLad

    Of course, if we lose we might give them the chance to win because they’re so disciplined defensively.

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    1. SoOpa AeoN

      Sad truth is….

      Every game, starting with the one against Manure thru to the spuds et al is a title decider

      one bad move, and we blow it

      u don’t exactly know what team coming from behind u…..and we are not very lucky with points advantage

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  2. Raoh

    It will be part of it, a decider I would’t go so far…sure winning against them would be like a 6 points win!!They’re playing at a high level let’s be real & they’re certainly in it!! It will be a difficult game, but winning and doesn’t matter weather we do it our way or on the counter or like Leicester one late in the game on a dead ball situation…it would just enable to keep pace with Leicester which are still 1st last time I checked and don’t look like they’ll lose too many games from now until the end after that you create a 3 point gap what else can you ask for specially before the Man U game where Rooney might not be part of…winning those away game will make us look scarier over the rest!!

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  3. Godswill

    Every match now is a decider. Beat Man U first, the take care of Swansea. If they too scale through their two games before we meet, then talk of a decider. One game at a time, hopefully we can get there.

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  4. Redeye

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      1. almostawinner

        i’ll sleep much better if sanchez , especially, get rhythm. maybe not a bad idea for him to start versus hull. its a difficult one to know whether to start sanchez tomorrow and then again vs barca and again vs manu. maybe he’ll have to find his form versus barca.
        welbeck for sure versus hull. hope he scores again. and chambo too.

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  5. SoOpa AeoN

    Talk to the brick wall!

    The spuds are doing well at the moment…..one cannot ignore such facts

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  6. Twig

    Imagine we lose to Hull (due to fielding a weakened team in preparation for Barca)
    And then Barca trashes us 6-nil next week…
    *Shivers and quickly drinks a glass of water*

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    1. almostawinner

      we’ll prob lose to barca; but i hope sth like 2:1.
      we’ll beat hull.
      i’m not too fussed about getting tossedout of CL: if wenger is serious about CL, he needs to buy some WC players. otherwise , it ain’t happening.
      i want us to focus on PL and FA.

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  7. Davros

    It could also be our penultimate match of the season that will be our title decider: Man City v Arsenal

    Don’t count Man City out.

    If Spuds win the PL, I can’t even think about it.

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    1. Davros

      Our final match of the season could decide whether the Title is ours.

      In fact, if we don’t play well we can be out of the race by end of the season. Still 15 matches to go.

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  8. ArseOverTit

    They are all deciders.

    We have to win them all and we most certainly can’t let the spuds finish above us!

    Exciting/stressful times to come.

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  9. Uzi Ozil

    Leicester, Tottenham, Arsenal and even Mancity can win the league….

    Tottenham have been really impressive I must say. They have been doing their business quietly and they now stand a chance of winning the league. We have to take everygame like a cup final….

    Next season champion league teams from England will be different…..Manu and Chelsea will definitely miss out.

    The top 4 will be Arsenal, Leicester, Tottenham and Mancity….One of these teams will win the league but that’s the top 4. You can see i started with “Arsenal” as i hope we will be crowned champions….All hands must be on deck…..The players must fight for the team in order to win it…

    Enough of bottling games……

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  10. TJ

    Let me preface the below by stating the bleeding obvious: There are no easy games in the EPL. A little complacency and you’re going to be at the wrong end of the result.

    Man Utd (A)- based on what we’ve all seen of Manure of late…it’s a good oppotunity to give them a spanking. Arsenal to win this one
    Swansea (H) – their away form is below average (5 points from the last 6 games). This is a game I see us winning.

    Now we get to Spurs…who would have played 5 games (Fiorentina x 2, Palace, Swansea, West Ham) before we come to WHL (we would have played 4 games instead).

    Spurs (A) – their present home form (DLWLWW) is good, but it’s hardly a fortress. I’ve watched a few of their recent games and honestly I don’t think they have been that impressive…yes they’ve been good, they have moments in matches but I have to say, they’ve been very, very lucky on a few occasions. Let’s see what kind of condition they’re in by the time our game comes. They go to West Ham the game before us – Hammers have a very good home record – that will be a tough encounter. The quality of the Spurs depth just isn’t there in key positions – yes they rotate the full backs and ours are more than capable of handling Rose, Walker etc. Eriksen, Lamela, Dembele, Dier, Kane…they have an enormous workload to carry. Dele Alli is a red card waiting to happen. Wimmer isn’t that solid at CB.

    Barring any nasty injuries to our boys – I see us winning this.

    After which…every game is a “must win” if we’re being honest. Everton and Man City away will be real crunch games…and you know what…it wouldn’t surprise me one bit if by the last game of season v Villa we need to score a bunch of goals to win the title on GD!

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