Home form the key to Arsenal beating Spurs and making Top Four

Everyone may be saying that Tottenham are this, and Tottenham are that, but let’s just have a little look at the facts shall we? Arsenal are playing at the Emirates and we have won our last TEN home League games, in fact our last defeat was back in January against Watford.

And against Tottenham we are unbeaten in our last seven home games against them. The last time we lost to them was in 2010, and before that you have to go back to 1993 before the second last. Home form and history definitely favour the Gunners!

Arsene Wenger is confident that our home form and our ‘pride’ will get us through this weekend. “First of all there’s always pride involved, the desire to beat your opponent like all the neighbours in the world have,” Wenger said.

“It’s always a fierce derby. As well to keeping your nerve, you must have full commitment while being lucid and calm enough to focus on the game.

“It’s one of the fixtures that is very important for us and that we want to win, as well because in the table we have to make some ground up on the top teams.

“At home we have been very strong and our home strength will certainly be vital to decide where we finish at the end of the season.

“I think Tottenham are a good side but we have the quality to win this game and that’s what we want to show.”

With all these facts at our fingertips, it is fair to say that it is us that should be felling confident going into the derby. Tottenham have already been beaten by two other ‘top teams’ in Chelsea and Man United this season, and we are going to make it three on Saturday.

Come on you Gunners!

Sam P


  1. redmau5 says:

    make a choice

    beat spurs home and away
    beat man u home and away

    baring in mind the managers of the two – difficult one

    (not gonna happen, but a boy can dream)

  2. ks-gunner says:

    what have arsenal turne into where we have to fear spurs nowadays

    1. Bur says:

      Yep have to agree. Fans have no confidence in this team or manager. We are just a mid table team. Accept it.

  3. Mitch Connor says:

    I’m not thinking of Top 4 because we have already been spanked by City and Liverpool. United are def better than us too. I am not going to get my hopes high just so that they will be dashed. We may not even finish in the top 5 especially if Chelsea get a top signing or 2 in January

    Im just concentrating on Spurs match. We can win but it will be hell of a tough match especially with our weak defense. Let’s just cheer the team on and hope for the best.

  4. ThirdManJW says:

    Everyone keeps talking about our fantastic home form this season, but seem to have completely overlooked the fact that we haven’t actually played anyone good at home! Despite the weak opposition at home, we have looked really dodgy.

    Arsenal 4-3 Leicester – Brilliant attacking performance, but huge warning signs given our diabolical defensive display.

    Arsenal 3-0 Bournemouth – Routine win, and expected win against a team battling relegation each season.

    Arsenal 3-1 Cologne – Very poor opposition, yet we still laboured to victory.

    Arsenal 1-0 Doncaster – Very poor opposition, and a poor performance from us in victory.

    Arsenal 2-0 West Brom – Got very lucky in this game with the officials, okay performance, and win against a mid-table side.

    Arsenal 2-0 Brighton – Expected win which we got, fairly poor performance again.

    Arsenal 2-1 Norwich – Expected win, shocking performance, and definitely should have lost the game. Got very lucky with Norwich messing up so many clear opportunities to score.

    Arsenal 2-1 Swansea – Better second half performance, but could have easily been 0-2 down, against poor opposition.

    Arsenal 0-0 Red Star – Shocking performance, utterly boring, and definitely should have lost to a very weak opponent.

    So although we’re doing very well at home in terms of results, we haven’t had any difficult fixtures, but there’s been lots of warning signs within the performances, which have come to fruition in the difficult fixtures we’ve had on the road.

    1. Nayr says:

      Thank you Thirdman .
      sensible guy arnd here.

  5. Nayr says:

    Dont listen to that old man.

    we will get hammered because of one simple thing..
    poch is miles ahead of wenger.

    1. ADoseOfReality says:

      So far ahead he has not won a thing. He truly is the messiah, look at the league table Spurs are really worrying City at the top right? Lucking into Harry Kane too what a master stroke! Being a little ridiculous here Poch obvious has quality in particular with young players but he’s done no better probably worse than Wenger in his early career and recent results from the last 4 years also have Wenger ahead. Considering Spurs still look decidedly average without Kane I don’t get the hype, their squad is still wafer thin compared to even ours. The lack of reality in so many fans/pundits these days is insane. Spurs have been at best no different to us recently and they will suffer from the stadium move. They lost team of the year Walker this year who has been fantastic for City, they will lose others in the coming windows they simply can’t afford to keep them. Even with Kronke at the helm we will still outspend Spurs and just like with Cesc/Nasri/RVP for us the loyalty of Spurs better players will wear out when they don’t win anything.

  6. Jeremy says:

    Sam, don’t be too obsessed with history. Remember we used to finish above s*** for decades. Things changed, history had no relation with what will happen this weekend.

    Fortune favors the Brave. And if wimpy AW used his cowardly format with wimps and unmotivated, we will be crushed.

    No doubt about it.

    1. King says:

      Hi, Thats not History. Its a recent success and failure. How many years back we wont a cup or below Tottenham in PL table? Just last session and for the past few years we been winning cups, yes not PL or CL. What tottenham have won? Just more games than us at the moment. We do need to improve, I know that. but dont call it history. We are not Liverpool mate!

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