Arsenal v Spurs Build-up & Predicted Score for NLD clash

Arsenal will play host to their noisy neighbours this afternoon at the Emirates for their latest North London Derby clash, with neither enjoying the most consistent of seasons.

Neither team currently occupies any of the European spots in the division, and both could well be prioritising their Europa League campaigns for a shot at Champions League football for next season.

Both teams have a two-goal advantage from their first legs of their EL knockout round matches from Thursday, and should both be feeling confident of their chances today.

Tottenham actually come into today’s big game on the back of five consecutive wins in all competitions, scoring 15 goals goals and conceding only once in that time, albeit with four of those matches played in their stadium. On the road they have just one win and three losses from their last four in the Premier League which could well be a worry for them.

Arsenal’s form is far from bulletproof, but we have only lost twice in our last 10 matches at the Emirates, both of which came at the hands of Manchester City, and we simply cannot be written off against any side.

The fact that we have had to travel to Greece on Thursday may not have been the best preparation, but the fact that we have no injury doubts should mean we are able to rotate if need be.

As much as Spurs form has been boosted in recent weeks, I don’t think they are as solid as they feel. I don’t see us losing today, and am going for a nice 2-1 victory, possibly with another Odegaard goal after he broke his duct in midweek.

What are your early predictions for the NLD this weekend?

Patrick

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13 Comments

  1. gotanidea says:

    We’d likely win if Kane doesn’t play

    1. Declan says:

      He’s fit unfortunately but I’m still going for a 5-2 win for us.

      1. gotanidea says:

        Great, we need to be optimistic

  2. Skills1000 says:

    Honestly, our league position does not look good. if we beat spurs, we get 3 points. Games we should have won this season, we lost them. we could not beat burnley this season. we lost home and away against Wolves and aston villa. results is all that matters in football. Arteta should please explain why Martinelli is not playing and Saka is over played. Is Martinelli no longer good enough to start games or come in as a substitute? wrong team selection, overplaying some players while others cant get minutes. Obsession with playing out from the back. school boy errors. etc. This season has been a disappointment.

  3. Innit says:

    We can win but it all depends on the team selection. MA needs to nail it

  4. Jah son says:

    Someone said Martinelli wasn’t good enough to make the match day squad.

    1. Declan says:

      Who said that Jah son?
      Just let me know and I’ll sort them out!

  5. Jah son says:

    David Ornstein hope that’s how it’s spelt.

    1. Danny says:

      Ornstein gets very little wrong so hes prob right with his Martinelli prediction!

  6. Joe Gunner says:

    Victory is sure for the Gunners this evening. 2-1 in our favour

  7. lcebox says:

    3-1 Arsenal
    I feel we owe these a good beating and hope its today COME ON ARSENAL.

  8. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin says:

    If Arsenal are to beat the inform Tottenham HotSpur team today to claim all the 3 points that will be at stake for collection in today’s NLD match at the Ems in the PL, then, I think MA will have to get his Arsenal team selection for the match spot on to the letter that will enabled the Gunners get the needful win job done for the club.

    In this regard, I don’t know if MA will agree with me if I suggest to him to deviate from his usual Arsenal PL team selection for the Tottenham match today. And go for a somehow unusual Arsenal team selection for the match.

    Which if he does, Arsenal should in my own thinking and believe carry the day with a win over Tottenham in the match.

    My unusual Arsenal starts and bench for the match are as per the below.

    Starts:
    the 2nd team keeper to Leno. But can’t get hold of his name rightnow.
    Soares Mari Maglhaes Tierney;
    Partey Odegaard Elneny;
    Saka Aubameyang Pepe.

    Bench:
    Leno Bellerin Luiz Holding ESR Xhaka Lacazette Nketiah Martinelli.

  9. joe Gunner says:

    I said 2-1 victory for us before the match an it Don deal. Congratulations to Gunners

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