Playing Tottenham at Wembley is like an Arsenal home game!

Arsene Wenger and his Arsenal team always seem to be extra highly motivated whenever we play at Wembley, and although Tottenham have an excellent record there this season, Arsenal can also boat a 9-game unbeaten run at the Home of Football. And when you consider that our last three visits ended in victories over Chelsea (twice) and Manchester City, we can not help but feel a little bit confident tomorrow.

Arsene Wenger was asked if there was a reason for our great form at Wembley, and he said: “They were always very important games for us, vital games, so that is why the focus was there. Is that especially linked with the players? No, it is just linked with the fact that at Wembley you play special games where you are under pressure to perform and we responded well to it every time.”

And then he was asked if he preferred to play Spurs at Wembley to White Hart Lane. “Yes, because we have a positive history there and of course Wembley is a pitch that is quality, a stadium with a big crowd and it is always a special day in your mind so overall yes.”

So could Arsenal’s record at Wembley be a decisive factor in tomorrow’s game? “Decisive, no. It has a little weight in it because we have a good level of performance there, so we will not feel too much ‘away’ in that situation. Anyway, it will be down to the performance on the day.”

He was then asked if playing at Wembley could tip the difference in Arsenal’s favour. “I don’t know. I don’t think so.” he concluded. “I just think that, for us, it will be more about sorting out the tactical problems. To be at the level of performance we want to be, we have to play our fluent football. What Wembley gives you is a good quality of pitch to allow you to play the kind of game we want to play.”

So it could be strange tomorrow, with both sides acting like they playing a home game. Wenger and Pochettino both aim to play an attacking game and the result could come down to which defence makes the most errors. I am looking forward to a great spectacle on a great pitch at a spectacular venue. I’ve already got the butterflies!



  1. gotanidea says:

    Really? It’s good to be optimistic, but let’s see whether our defenders would make fatal errors again or not tomorrow

  2. drsgunov726mm says:

    It’s a mistake to mesh againts the king of wembley at his yard! Ready to take 2nd troll spud?

  3. Shortboygooner says:

    Really it will come down to defence. Player for player we are better than the spuds in attack. Auba is equal to kane possibly but miki and ozil are better than ali and erikson and son is probs better than iwobi. In the middle of the park ramsey can really step up like last week and xaka is pants. On form ramsey is better than dembele and wanyama is better than xaka any day. Defence is where it could all go wrong as they have better CBs imo and we have the better wingers. So it will be a very tight gane but we are a bit more creative now with ozil and miki and should be able to grab and 3-1 win

  4. mark says:

    I think we’ll win fairly comfortably. It should be an open game and that suits our current first team very nicely.

    All we need to do is outscore them, and not worry about our defence.. 😉

  5. John Ibrahim says:

    it will be tough game..

    the referee is on their side….

    so fans better get prepared

    1. jon fox says:

      You are effectively calling Anthony Taylor, the ref, a cheat. Unhelpful, immature and wrong.

      1. tas says:

        why not didn’t Mike Dean celebrated a goal spurs scored against us a few years back?

        1. jon fox says:

          And that makes a totally different ref, Taylor, a cheat then in your book?

    2. G-Rude says:

      I actual fact, Anthony Taylor has refereed two Spuds games this season, and they have lost both of them. (Chelsea and Leicester).
      Taylor has refereed two Arsenal games. A 3-0 win over Bournemouth and a 2-2 draw with Chelsea…
      Facts are better!

  6. Shemzy says:

    All i want n request 4rm wenger against spurs is to start laca, auba, mkhi n ozil 2geda. Going for a comfortable win.

  7. jon fox says:

    It is wrong and plain silly to claim playing Spurs at Wembley is like a home game. Wenger got it right when he said it is merely a little better than playing at White Hart Lane but the stadium will still be overwhelming Spurs fans. Silly and plain wrong hype like this statement is very unhelpful and raises expectations unneccessarily. Spurs have now got used to playing there with consistently good results since their early blip. Why use silly hype and why not first examine the facts and relevant stats before posting this junk , I ask you?

    1. Kenny Rolfe says:

      We give them 5% at the Emirates stadium, (60,000) which equates to 3,000 fans, If they gave us 5% at Wembley (90,000) that would Equate to 4,500 but their only giving us 3,000. They done the same to Chelsea regardless of the fact there were 20,000 empty seats

      1. Sue says:

        I’m surprised they’ve given us that many!!

      2. jon fox says:

        Whichever way you call it, the simple fact is that the overwhelming majority at Wembley will be supporting Spurs and the article said it was like a home game for us. This was wrong, unhelpful and plain silly, and based on recent cup finals and semis on a NEUTRAL ground, as it was in all these cases. I don’t say we can’t win but let us be wise and recognise that it IS an away game. And no Gooner needs reminding of our awful away form this season.

        1. Kenny Rolfe says:

          Right on Jon

  8. GB says:

    I don’t think they are allowed to use the full capacity for some games / times.

    1. Kenny Rolfe says:

      It’s a fact, their not selling out Wembley like we did for all our European games, (73,000) however the stadium is now bigger (89,000). That may be the reason. Throughout history Arsenal and Spurs have had a similar fan base

      1. Kenny Rolfe says:

        Although we definitely have a bigger fan base abroad.

  9. Coldzero says:

    Come on you Gunners!

    I have a good feeling about this game- Aub has scored against them loads with BVB and we are now and unknown quantity with MKH and AUB. They are going to be frightened of his pace and MKH movement.

    Let’s make this a good one Gooners!!

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