Arsenal must pile more misery on Vertonghen’s Spurs

Jan Vertonghen has claimed his Tottenham side has been unlucky in recent weeks, and expects better against Arsenal.

Spurs make the short trip across North-London on Sunday to take us on, and we come into the game with very different form.

Arsenal are in a hot-streak having won 11 and drawn two of their last 13 in all competitions, and have climbed the table to sit level on points with leaders Manchester City. Tottenham on the other hand have failed to win each of their last five in all comps, scoring only three in that time.

Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen is now claiming that his side will do better against us, with our style of play supposedly playing into their hands.

He said, on the Arsenal match: “Normally we do well against teams like that. It will be a very intense game, with both teams playing positive, attacking football.

“At the moment we are probably unlucky in every game we play. We were the better team against Leicester and we deserved to win, but we just can’t win at the moment.

“The teams we have played, like West Brom and Leicester, play the same way. They sit and they wait for a mistake.

“We’ve had some chances in all these matches and we have been unlucky not to take them.”

Tottenham’s only goals in the last four have been thanks to two penalty kicks taken by Vincent Jansson, and our rivals must be worried that their lack of goals puts them at risk of their first Premier League loss of the term this weekend.

Our team all seem to be hitting top form at present, and there is no doubt in my mind that we could possibly fail to score in the derby this week, and our defence has only conceded once in our last four, and will be well up for getting a clean sheet against our rivals.

Are we getting Spurs at the perfect time? Does Vertonghen sound confident to you?

Pat J

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  1. Spurs are unbeaten, so far. We gotta hand them their 1st of the season. They’re trying to pull an “Invincible’s”…We can’t have that. Not from them.

    1. I don’t believe an Invincible will ever be possible in this era of EPL. And even if it will, I don’t think it will win the title. Drawing two games in a row is still fewer points than losing and winning one.

  2. toby alderwield is injured, will miss sundays game

    just need vertonghen to slip on a banana skin

    and cazorla back

  3. Spurs is always a tricky game but given their injuries we should win this one. Hope Wenger starts with a better team than the one against Sunderland.

  4. This is a match that Arsenal need to win to show its suprimacy over Spur and also sent a message to the other clubs that we are ready to pick the trophy come may. The road to the trophy is to win any match that comes in your way

  5. with Alexis starting upfront, Kane not 100% matchfit, Alderweild out n at the Emirates. Arsenal ll surely win

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