Tottenham vs Arsenal Preview, predicted line up and score line by KJ
This North London Derby has come at a great time for both teams. They are both in great form and have recently overcome the questions surrounding their ability to perform in big games. Now they face each other in one of the most exciting derbies in world football.
This is a very important game for us. We need to build on our good form and anything other than a win may disrupt our confidence. We completely shut down Man City at the Etihad and these players are expecting to be able to do something similar to a far inferior team. Football however doesn’t work that way and a small change in personnel, tactics or refereeing decision may entirely dictate the result of the game.
I hope we play it similar to the Man City game. We sit off Tottenham, let them play the unnatural possession game and then proceed to counter with pace from the likes of Ramsey, Cazorla, Ozil and Walcott. Quick transition play is key and with Coquelin really aiding our pressing and organisation, you expect us to overcome Tottenham.
Predicted line up:
Bellerin – Mertesacker – Koscielny – Monreal
Walcott – Ramsey – Cazorla – Özil
The team is basically the same one that destroyed Villa at home. They all had a good understanding and you expect them to build on that performance.
Ozil, Cazorla and Ramsey will win us this game with top performances. They will dictate the tempo as well as ensuring that they prevent Tottenham from getting at our defence without resistance.
I expect us to put in a great performance and can see us winning this 3 – 1.