Gary Neville gives his prediction on the North London Derby

Mikel Arteta and his Arenal squad will face yet another North London derby this weekend in what could be one of our most important games of the season if we want to challenge for the title. Of course, this game is always a massive one, it’s a derby, but Arsenal must win this match and Tottenham will be doing everything in their power to stop Arsenal from tasting glory. Playing away from home, won’ be easy either, but we must win this game.

Gary Neville has spoke on his podcast ‘The Gary Neville Podcast’ about the big game and said this “”Arsenal’s big moment of the season is this game on Sunday. This north London derby has so much riding on it at the weekend.”

“Arsenal were very good against Chelsea, excellent, in fact.”

“They were outstanding in that first 25 minutes against Aston Villa when we were there a couple of weeks ago. Some of the football, and Martin Odegaard is mesmerising at the moment. He has become the best in that position in terms of the way he plays.”

“But now, Arsenal’s big moment of the season is this game on Sunday.”

“The north London derby is a game I’ve loved over the years. It is probably my favourite game that I have commentated on for Sky in my 11 years doing it. It always seems to give us something and I’ve enjoyed it a lot. This one has so much riding on it at the weekend.”

“I was there a few years ago when there was a battle for the Champions League and Tottenham did Arsenal over. The Gunners didn’t handle it. However, it’s a very different Arsenal going there on Sunday. They are robust and resilient now, but this will be a test, just like Liverpool had at Everton.”

“It’s a huge game and Liverpool’s defeat at Everton is a lesson for Arsenal. It’s not quite the same with Spurs a different side to Everton, but the elements of making sure they are ready, making sure they don’t get caught out, making sure that away from home you respect the opposition and the crowd, and what you could be up against if they get on top of you.”

“I expect Arsenal to win this game because Tottenham will play gung-ho football, almost saying you have a shot and then we have a shot. That won’t work against Arsenal – they’ve got better players than Tottenham. They’re a better team, more of a unit and they’ll win the football match.”

And I completely agree with this. This game is massive for both clubs and although Arsenal have struggled at time this season, the game against Spurs could be a turning point that pushes us till the end of the season. We need everything to go our way and a bit of luck, we can’t afford not to show up and be our best selves on the weekend, not only for the chance of a title, but the pride of the city.

What’s your thoughts Gooners?

Daisy Mae

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  1. A massive game ahead gunners with their current resilient and energy booster in the play will come out victorious.. Arsenal 3-1 Spurs

  2. This is actually quite a difficult game to call. Certainly, Spurs have a certain advantage in having been able to rest and prepare. However, Arsenal have momentum, and a better defence.
    One suspects that Spurs will actually be a bit more careful than usual as they have been undone by the gung-ho approach they like to adopt.

  3. My suspicion is that Spurs, being at home, may want to use a gung-ho approach as well as rough tactics to intimidate Arsenal or even injure some of our players! Our boys should be advised to expect a very passionate and rough game from Spurs. Our team will do well to see through Spurs bluff and play a compact game and not cede any ground to Spurs. Spurs will use a lot of negative tactics to make it difficult for us to win the game as that might mean Arsenal taking the EPL trophy. However, as they say, what has to be will be. I expect us to comfortably win this game if there is no rough play and poor officiating.

  4. If Arteta plays and starts the same 11 as played against Chelsea , we will win. Spurs is a better unit than Chelsea but the three midfielders for us last Tuesday were awesome. He must resist finding a place for Jesus which stunts our fluency up front. He just has not been showing the same form as 12 months ago . Havertz is cooler , deceptively ” slower ” but very team orientated and can score…..

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