The North London derby is always an emotional meeting for Arsenal and Tottenham fans, and tonights League Cup game is becoming even more important than usual as the Gunners have to break a losing run. The Arsenal legend David Seaman has summer up how important it is: “Arsenal’s start has been okay, but it’s not been as good as what they hoped for I’m sure,” Seaman said.
“They have not had a great start, then they had a few good wins but they are going into this game off two defeats, and they don’t want to go into their next Premier League game after three defeats.
“So [it] makes it a little bit more important for Arsenal to win in that aspect. It’s a massive game for the players and even bigger for the fans, the bragging rights are obviously dictated by who wins.
“It will be a good game, and will be interesting to see what sort of side both teams put out because they will definitely put some not regular first teamers in there.
“It is important both put decent sides out there because if Tottenham put a full strength team out and Arsenal put a youth team out it’s not a good challenge. It’s about getting the mixture right.”
I think both sides will have relatively strong teams as Wenger has already said that he won’t be playing youngsters. Mauricio Pochettino also wants to go to Wembley and win this Cup after being beaten in the Final last year. He said: “It’s an important game and last season it was important to win this game. The derby. For the players, for the belief in the philosophy, it’s a very important game.
“It’s more than only go to the next round of the Capital One Cup, or three points in the league, it has a massive effect.”
So it’s building up to a classic game tonight. I’m sure Wenger will have the boys fired up for this one.
Come on you Gunners!!!!