Confident Arsenal MUST be ready for Tottenham fightback

If all goes according to current form then Arsenal should run out comfortable winners in the first north London derby of the season tomorrow. I firmly believe that we will as well, with Tottenham on a poor run of results and looking shorn of confidence and the Gunners looking strong all over the pitch and especially at the business end of putting the ball in the back of the net.

Having said all that, however, I think the game could be a lot tougher than many Arsenal fans expect and I really hope that the players are not taking this match too lightly. For one thing we hear all the time that a local derby can be a big leveller and that form goes out the window.

And however much we do not like to admit it, the spuds have become a formidable outfit under Mauricio Pochettino. The Argentinean was clearly fuming after their awful Champions League performance and you can be sure he will have laid down the law to his players in the last few days and I think we should expect a different Spurs at the Emirates.

Rather than expecting their recent games to be the model for their performance in the derby, I think the Gunners must expect a fightback. As long as we are ready for that we should be able to cope with it and win the match. How do you see this one panning out Gooners?


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  1. NY_Gunner says:

    Once more with feeling…This is a derby match between 2 bitter rivals. It ain’t gonna be as easy as the past few topics make it seem. Spurs have become a very good squad under Poch. And he will make sure they come out with something for us…
    We need to make sure that we come out sharper, hungrier and fight harder than them. Otherwise…

  2. rkw says:

    Need to press harder and constantly … Difference between wenger and guardiola is that spaniard Instills and enforces this in his teams … So with same quality players he builds a more effective unit … Seeing difference between last weekend and this

    To be honest would be happy with shaka coq and carzola across middle and two up front Sanchez plus iwobi ox or Walcott … Not sure which

    1. Krish says:

      deluded smallminded people shouldn’t talk as if they are highly intelligent.. well nobody should talk in a condemning way..;)

      1. rkw says:

        Troglodytes of the world unite…world would be better off if Mr Chips kept himself to himself … Just be happy the cave has an internet connection …

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