Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players will already have been well aware that one of the biggest threats that we will have to cope with against Tottenham in the latest north London derby will be their England international striker Harry Kane. We found out to our cost how sharp the young forward can be last season, when his two goals turned a winning position into a defeat for Arsenal.
The bad news is that Kane is now well and truly over his early season struggles in front of goal and has scored four times in his last two Premier League games and got their Europa League opener last night, Hopefully Laurent Koscielny will pass his fitness test because we will need to be at our defensive best on Sunday to cope with the danger of Kane.
A new threat has emerged as well from the spuds, highlighted by a strong performance from the bench and a stunning long range strike in the closing minutes to win their game against Anderlecht. That goal means that their midfielder Moussa Dembele has found the back of the net in each of his last three games and is on a hot scoring streak.
So Francis Coquelin, Santi Cazorla and the defenders need to be on their toes as we cannot just focus on the main goal threat from Kane. Maybe the best way to curb Dembele’s danger is to make sure that most of his work has to be on the defensive side of things?
Forget Dembele my friend… Erikson..he is dangerous!
Denver has been raising his game this season. Look out for Rose and tripper bombing down the flanks. We obviously can’t give them space like we did Bayern. Big game!
You can’t just pick one or two players and say that’s the dangers! to watch out for.
They are playing well as a team and its not by chance that they are unbeaten in 10 premier league games.
We will obviously have to be at our best to beat the spuds,
So make no mistake about that.
Erikson and kane must be tightly marked!
Gooners, we need to help Cazorla get a goal on Sunday 🙁 Maybe shout “Shoot, Shoot” any time he tries to pass when he’s in a good shooting position. It’s getting embarrassing now really. Even Koscielny and Campbell have scored more goals than he has this season. What’s up with him??
We must remain alert and focus on erikson with set pieces, he is dangerous on dead ball situations! So no room for complacency here!
If we are not careful, Spuds could take us to the potato farm for a fry up! Cool heads are required here. They’ve got speed in abundance and we don’t have Theo, Bellerin or the Ox who in their own rights are born potential 100metres runners. We must watch out!
It must be more than a coincidence that we’ve lost all our speed merchants. I am thinking that the only unavoidable one was on the Ox.
I take it that Bellerin was injured in training, although I can find nothing about how it was caused. This is inexcusable for a key player. Also, I don’t really understand the Walcott one. He didn’t warm up properly, was taken off, and then just sat on the bench out in the cold, with a muscle injury??? I’m no expert, but even I know that you should be looking to stop inflamation and swelling straight away, for minimum recovery time, and with all those medical staff there, surely they should’ve been working on him??
A draw most probably on sunday. That’s the most realistic outcome. A win will be a huge bonus considering the conditions. I suspect the spud would see this games as an opportunity to capitalize on Arsenals trouble. Expect an unusually tough game as a result.