“Look at him after last night” – Pundit claims Arsenal boss will be confident of victory v Spurs

David James believes that Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is full of confidence going into the weekend’s derby clash with Tottenham Hotspur.

The Gunners started the season terribly, picking up three consecutive losses in the Premier League all without scoring a single goal, but have turned things around of late.

They have now gone onto win three consecutive matches without conceding a goal in a drastic turn of events, and will now be full of life going into the North London derby this weekend.

James believes that the confidence is shining through the manager Arteta, who now appears to be in a ‘good place’.

“You look at Arteta talking after a few weeks ago and you look at him after last night,” James stated to Sky Sports(via TBR). “For me, he looks in a pretty good place at the moment.

“We talk about confidence, in the manager and on the pitch and you can see that now.

“They’re going into a game against Tottenham where I think they’ll fancy their chances. It’s three clean sheets in a row and the defensive side of their game has sorted itself out.”

While the manager and the team should be in a much more confident mood, the opposition we have faced in recent weeks are not exactly title contenders, and we should be weary about getting too ahead of ourselves as we look to go to Tottenham this weekend.

Spurs are on a downward spiral though, and it will be a pleasure to see us add to their woes come Sunday, but if I had to predict a winner, I’d have to back us.

Should Arsenal be confident of victory come Sunday?


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  1. The confidence is certainly there but the players will know there is a difference in level betweenn the 3 teams we have recently beaten and the Spuds. The Spuds have some world class players in Kane, Sun and Lamella. We have to be on our toes and fight hard although I think we should be able to win.

  2. Obviously Kane & Son are quality players and could cause problems, but if the Arsenal team continues it’s development & gelling together then a win is possible. Wouldn’t take it for granted though.

    1. If Xhaka & Leno are kept away, victory is assured. Mikel>Nuno, Ramsdale>Hugo; Tomi > Royal; Harry Kane = PEA, our Midfield (other than Xhaka&Elneny)>their Midfield; we stand a great chance and Mikel will deliver if he can play all his players.

  3. Spurs looked like two different sides against Chelsea. In the first half, they played very well and I did think we would struggle against them but in the second half they were terrible. They do appear to start well then run out of steam so keeping them contained in the first 30 minutes would give us a chance. If we do go behind then I would worry that our struggles to create enough opportunities will cost us the game. The first goal wins it in my book for this game.

  4. Sorry I should have said Steven Bergwich instead of Lamella. Hope I have spelled the Dutchman’s name correctly, a dangerous attacker.

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