There is a decent case to be argued for both of the different tactics that Arsenal could employ against the spuds in the north London derby on Sunday, but which one is the best and which one will Arsene Wenger want his players to use? The good thing is that Arsenal have shown ourselves well capable of playing either well and with a successful result, in the Premier League at least.
There was not much for Arsenal fans to cheer about last night, as the German champions Bayern Munich more than made up for losing to the Gunners in London two weeks ago. The 5-1 defeat has the football media and the fans full of criticism for the Arsenal players, especially the defenders, and wondering whether this awful result has given Tottenham a big boost ahead of Sunday´s north London derby.
It remains to be seen just how strong a side Arsenal will be faced with in out away game with Tottenham in the Capital One cup, but I suspect that their main striker Harry Kane will be in the starting line up. That might not be too much of a worry to most Arsenal fans, as the Spurs centre forward has yet to score for his club this season, but I think we need to be very wary indeed.
It is not exactly breaking news to us long suffering Arsenal fans that the team is just not good enough this season. After all it is us that has had to suffer the shock defeat at home to West Ham in the first Premier League game and then stumble and stutter since then.
Arsenal have lost their last two games and are trying to avoid a third in tomorrow’s Capital One Cup game against Tottenham at White Hart Lane, but, conversely, Spurs have won their last three and are keen to keep their run going. Maurice Ponchettino’s men reached the League Cup semi-final last season so they are sure to be keen to go one step further this time, and Jan Vertonghen is quite confident going into this North London Derby.