Things are not well at Tottenham, they are no longer a united club, they have serious issues and that has been reflected in their recent results, so a good time for Arsenal to face them, right?
Well, yes and no, it is always handy to face a club with internal issues but one has also to remain realistic and not get carried away.
Tottenham are a seriously good team, no point denying that, but their manager constantly moaned throughout the transfer window about having no control over transfers, Danny Rose was basically told he can find himself another club, Christian Eriksen is creating disharmony in the dressing, Jan Vertonghen is an unhappy budgie and Toby Alderweireld has yet to put pen to paper on a new contract, what a mess.
But the thing is this, these exact same issues were in play when they scraped a 2-2 draw at Man City, so their issues do not make them walkovers.
So when I read that Paul Merson predicts a 4-1 win for Arsenal I shook my head, I know he is not the most credible pundit but that is going too far in my book.
I fully expect that we will beat Tottenham, I would have thought that even if they were totally united and at the top of their game, they have a brain freeze when it comes to paying at the Emirates but I cannot see a 4-1 win and I would worry if that was the feeling at the club.
Any team that becomes overconfident normally gets bit on the butt and I would worry that happens to us. You cannot be complacent against a team of Tottenham’s quality, you cannot walk on to the field and just expect to run away huge winners.
I mean, 2-1 was all we won by over Burnley and for all the will in the world, Burnley is not Tottenham. Yes, they lost at home to Newcastle but in the same way Arsenal lost away 3-1 at Liverpool you cannot overreact to those results.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with being confident, I am confident, but being overconfident leads to errors and that Arsenal must avoid.