Arsenal get good news ahead of crucial Tottenham clash

Boost for Arsenal ahead of North London derby

Arsenal have been handed a major boost in their blockbuster match against arch-rivals Tottenham Shitspur.

Antonio Conte will be without his talisman Song Heung-Min, which will come as a huge upset for the Spu*s fanbase 🙂

Both the sides are fighting for a Champions League spot this season and their tie can prove to be a deciding factor.

While Spu*s are two points behind the Gunners, they have two games in hand. But I won’t be surprised if they bottle it again, just like they usually do.

After playing Arsenal, they lock horns with Leicester City, followed by Chelsea.

Arsenal are finally challenging for a top four spot in a number of years and they will hope to do a double over their rivals.

In September, Mikel Arteta’s romped to an impressive victory, thanks to Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang, Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka’s goals.

This time around Arsenal will be without Aubameyang and Thomas Partey, the duo who were so impressive in the last tie.

The Gunners have hardly missed Aubameyang’s presence, while Partey’s involvement can certainly hurt a little. Only time will tell whether it will be a big or a soft blow.

The fact that technical director Edu is looking at the market for a fresh midfielder is also a cause of optimism.

If we can field a new signing before we play the North London derby, it can make a lot of difference.

If not, then I won’t lose any sleep over it too. We have two reliable players in Granit Xhaka (not so much) and Albert Sambi Lokonga.

Both have been good this season and they can definitely do the job at Tottenham.

Son’s absence will be celebrated by the Arsenal fanbase, but Spurs are undoubtedly playing better under new coach Conte.

That game still won’t be easy. Let’s see who gets the better of other.

Yash Bisht

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7 Comments

  1. Durand says:

    I want them full strength when we play. Not only to judge our progress, but I don’t want spuds fans to have an excuse if they lose. I want us to beat them at their best, not a weaker side from an injury.

    I’m more concerned Utd find some form and consistency rather than the spuds.

    1. jon fox says:

      I disagree on both your Spuds points and on United, who I think are unlikely to find any consistency, given the disarray in their camp. It is plain daft to hope ANY opponents have their very best eleven available, esp as we will be without PARTEY.

      HALF THE UNITED SQUAD WANT TO LEAVE, so consistency is hardly likely, I suggest.

  2. Declan says:

    Good to see Son missing as he’s one of the only two players I’d take from them, the other being Højbjerg.

  3. ken1945 says:

    Yash, it’s only in the last two years that we haven’t been challenging for a top four spot, let’s remember that.

    I think you have also forgotten our two legged semi against pool, with our squad also being depleted.

    Having said that, I really just want us to beat spuds at every opportunity and, if Son being injured, helps to fulfill that wish, I’m a happy fan.

  4. gunnerforlife says:

    I agree that we should beat the Spuds when they are at their full strength as that will give Arsenal and its fans the natural bragging rights if we beat them home and away with their team full strength. But the situation is what it is and we must not forget they still have capable players even without Son in their ranks and they have home advantage. So by no means the game is easy. But given our current form and confidence and the quality of our players, I would expect us to win.

  5. Loose Cannon says:

    I fear Xhaka more than Song or Kane. We have 10 capable men to handle them, if they could handle City for 93 minutes, Tots would not be a problem. The problem is Mr. Granit Xhaka. One second of madness could undo 89mintes of good work and the City game just proved that.

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