When it comes to the North London derby, form, politics, league standing etc tend to get thrown out of the window and more often than not it comes down to just a few players that make the difference.
Take the last matchup between Arsenal and Tottenham at Wembley, it could be argued that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made the difference by missing the last-minute penalty. It does not always need to be a positive contribution that decides the outcome.
Obviously, any of the players from either team can make the difference, however, I am of the opinion that there are three Arsenal stars well positioned to determine the outcome on Saturday.
An obvious one really, if he puts in a decent performance then he can help keep the formidable Tottenham forwards at bay, he has the capability to score from a free-kick and pass the ball long out of the danger zone with pinpoint accuracy, he is also more than capable of having a catastrophe. We have to hope for the former.
The last time Arsenal hosted Tottenham in the Premier League at the Emirates they won 4-2 and Torreira had a blinder, in fact, we rated him a nine in our ratings and as long as Emery picks him I am confident we will see a repeat performance from the little Uruguayan. He is fresh, fit and raring to go, they had no answer for him last season and I see no reason why it will be any different this time around.
He is an almost certain starter and we have already seen enough to know that he will be a sensation, we saw glimpses of it against Liverpool and with the Tottenham central defenders a little pedestrian when it comes to speed and Danny Rose always out of position then I can see Pepe running the Spurs defence ragged. They have no experience playing against him and you just know they are already having sleepless nights working out how to contain him.
As I have already said, any player can be the difference but I am confident that one of these three players will be named man of the match or in the case of Luiz, the villain.