As someone travelling to the Arsenal v Spurs game tonight I’m surprised how many gooners I read would be happy for us to play the youngsters. Nothing is worth the agony of having Spurs fans on the tube celebrating only their second ever win at the Emirates. Do you think then they will treat it as ‘just the League Cup’?
While we are quick to mock them as this being the only competition they can win, are we that good where we should be dismissing a chance of silverware? Many argued at the weekend that you see fifth as progress for Unai Emery but surely it could only help if he won something in his first year?
I don’t see how playing a strong side in the Derby will impact our chances of beating Burnley. If anything, surely you want us entering the weekend as positive as possible, not going into Xmas with Spurs boasting they are the Kings of North London?
I would be very disappointed if I see the youngsters today. I would go as far as saying that it would be our manager bottling it. Instead of putting his top men through the pressure of a knock out football match against a big rival, he will be giving them a free pass by playing the fringe players. That would be giving Emery an excuse for losing before even a ball is kicked..