Arsenal lost yesterday’s North London Derby to Tottenham yesterday, but on harsh terms. Spurs took a 2-0 home win on Sunday to end all hopes of a 22nd consecutive St Totteringham’s Day celebration, thanks to goals from Dele Alli and Harry Kane.
The race to be top goalscorer of the Premier League is hotting up, and after looking at some of the best bookmakers odds, it now looks a great time to lay some money down on our main man Alexis Sanchez to land the prize. The Chilean has been in great form for us all season, and he is currently tied for the lead at the top of the table.
I cannot help but feel a little bit sorry for our centre forward Olivier Giroud, who gets more than his fair share of criticism from fans of Arsenal and the France national team, despite his record being pretty good. He does a good job for us and was a big part of the Gunners winning the last two games against Ludogorets Razgrad and Sunderland but once again he finds himself on the bench today for the visit of Tottenham.
First of all Arsenal fans, I want to say that I am not revelling in the misfortunes of others, but with Tottenham next up in the Premier League I am sure that Arsene Wenger would take any help we can get in beating our local rivals at the Emirates stadium on Sunday.
Even though there was a positive cameo performance from the Arsenal and England international star Jack Wilshere on Saturday night, the 24-year old Gunner was unlucky to see the goal he set up chalked off for offside, correctly, and it all ended in disappointment for Wilshere and the other England players as Russia scored a late goal to claim an unlikely point.
The good news for the Arsenal and Germany international star Mesut Ozil is that he has been included in the shortlist of players that are nominated for the PFA Players’ Player of the Year award, as reported by the BBC. The other EPL stars on the list are the Leicester City trio Riyad Mahrez, Jamie Vardy and N’Golo Kante, the West Ham midfielder Dimitri Payet and the Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane.
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The Gunners started the first half in lively fashion, but Spurs catch up with the pace and it is exciting end to end stuff for the first 20 minutes. Chances from both sides but Campbell doesn’t quite look up to speed as yet, but does earn some whining from Rose when his sleeve brushed his nose….