Martin Keown has claimed that doesn’t expect Tottenham to earn all three points against Arsenal because of the Emirates effect.
The White side of North London has been incredible so far this season, earning their current league position in third with a number of dominant displays, and even defeated Real Madrid in the Champions League last month.
Some are claiming a power shift in North London, with some even stating that the visitors are favourites for Saturday’s encounter, but former Gunner Martin Keown claims that home advantage should see Arsenal through.
“If this was at Wembley or White Hart Lane, I would be expecting Tottenham to win,” Keown said.
“But Arsenal are a different animal at home. Maybe it is because everything has to be perfect for them. The familiarity and support teases out more expressive performances.
“Arsenal’s support will be more vociferous on Saturday because their dominance has been snatched away.
“Tottenham fans used to be so bitter because Arsenal were winning trophies. Now, the Arsenal fans will be angry.
“Whatever may be missing from Arsenal’s performance will be made up in the support from their fans. They will make this a white-hot atmosphere for Spurs.”
Our boys have won their last 10 Premier League matches at the Emirates Stadium, and will be very keen on keeping that run going, especially considering the implications the derby loss would consume.
A win would also ensure we keep our hopes of a top four finish alive, with a loss likely to leave us six and seven points behind Chelsea and Spurs respectively.
Unfortunately form rarely holds up going into derby matches, regardless of the size of the teams involved, and this could well prove to be one of the biggest NLD matches of the PL era.
Is the Emirates becoming a fortress for Arsenal? Can the fans prove the difference against Spurs?