Why Wenger faces tough task with Arsenal tactics for Tottenham

The Arsenal fans and manager Arsene Wenger will be hoping that our north London rivals have to cope with a bit of the bad luck on the injury front that we are often forced to cope with, as they have a number of key first team players currently in the treatment room.

Knowing our luck, though, it is a lot more likely that the England trio of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Harry Winks will be passed fit just in time for the north London derby at the Emirates stadium next weekend, along with the France international number one Hugo Lloris and at least one of their two Belgian centre backs Vertonghen and Alderweireld.

The sports injury website physioroom.com does have most of these Spurs stars pencilled in for a return to action against the Gunners and I think that Wenger has to plan as if they will be in the Tottenham team to face us. Uncertainty over the spuds’ side is just one more problem for the boss to face as well, because I reckon he has an extremely difficult job in picking the right tactics for this crucial clash.

Does he go for it, be cautious, or try to find a happy medium? At home and needing the points you would expect Arsenal to at least be positive but against the pace and clinical counter attacking of the visitors that may not be the best way of getting a result.

Tottenham also need a win for their own title challenge so maybe Wenger can use this to the benefit of Arsenal. frustrating them and playing them at their own game on the break. If we have Welbeck available again with Lacazette and Alexis then we would have lots of counter attacking pace ourselves, while our defence should also be boosted by Mustafi and Mertesacker, so how do you think Wenger should set up Arsenal for this derby match?



  1. gotanidea says:

    If Wenger could train his players to work with 3-5-2 or 4-1-3-2 formation, Arsenal could take the midfield dominance from Tottenham. More importantly, Wenger has to train his players how to pass better.

    Any formation would be useless if the players often misplace passes and create a lot of back/side passes. Wenger himself has to go back to his courageous mentality like when he asked his players to play fearlessly in the Goodison Park.

    If Arsenal players lose their courage again like when facing Manchester City, they would lose before facing Tottenham. No guts, no glory.

  2. John Ibrahim says:

    Giroud is a different player everytime he plays for France….

    he looks very dangerous and does not seem to be a player that lacks lots of pace….

    1. gotanidea says:

      Really? He always looks very sluggish in his movements and has limited skills when playing for Arsenal.

      Wenger should have realized that he cannot improve Arsenal more and will only drag Arsenal down if he insists on chasing his personal ambition by prolonging his stay. Players like Sanchez, Ozil, Chamberlain, Van Persie, Fabregas, Clichy, Nasri, etc must have known this and they should leave before becoming another Arshavin.

      1. jon fox says:

        I laughed like a drain when I heard that City had paid us £7 million for that regularly mistake ridden joke, Calamity Clichy. I can never forget when he had the ball on the half way line with two Spurs players facing him and two minutes to play and us 4-2 up. He fell right over with no one touching him, from complete fright and it finished 4-4. Even now I always call him Calamity Clichy, which he was. Of all those on your list only two were top class in both attitude and skill ; Fabragas who we could and should have re-signed and Sanchez, until he became totally disillusioned with the general mental and physical weakness throughout the club. RVP was a long term injury case, Ox likewise and lazy as well, Ozil , a lazy , though talented weakling; Nasri, a nasty piece of filth and glad to be got rid of him. However, I firmly agree with your comments about Wenger and how he must go.

  3. Wolfgang says:

    The fm has x years of coaching but defence is his Achilles heel. He has been beaten
    by the top teams time and again and by massive margin.
    If he doesn’t have a defensive plan against Kane and Erikkson,the gunners will
    As IW say enough of excuses.Both the Spurs guys can be neutralized.

  4. forest says:

    Ahahahahahah you actually said title challenge!

    What title challenge? Maybe get the title of the best pretenders or the title of the biggest team dissemination come season end?

    Who are you replacing these team members with by the way?

  5. wilshegz says:

    use a 3-5-2…. let Wilshere replace Ozil

  6. Mohamed says:

    The onyumba way wenger can leave is for the players to do a chelsea on morinyo

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