North London Derby. Tottenham host Arsenal
Tottenham 1-0 Arsenal
Spurs have won. Deservedly so.
MANCHESTER UNITED legend Rio Ferdinand admits he would rather sign for Tottenham than Arsenal if he was still playing today. his answers depicts how both teams are viewed nowadays:
“As a player now, based on just football and the foundations that are there and set for both teams and the balance of the football clubs, I would sign for Spurs. Simple as that,” he said on BT Sport.
I wonder why Arsenal has someone like Steve Bould as assistant manager. A player with immense talent as a defender and he cannot help Wenger have a decent defensive record. They away the gunners are defending is just appalling. Errors after errors. It is surprising Spurs are only one nil up.
Mohamed Elneny and Henrikh Mkhitaryan come off to be replaced by Iwobi and Lacazette. Arsenal in real need of inspiration. Can they provide it ?
Spurs nearly 2 up. Harry Kane misses a free header in front of the goal.
I can only see one winner in this game unless Arsenal players rise their game dramatically. They seem too passive and are losing the mid field battle to Spurs. Arsenal completely rattled.
As expected Spurs score. it seems the Arsenal players were waiting for this to happen. Harry Kane heading the ball in.
Petr Cech searching his 200th premier league clean sheet. so far he is on his way to it but is worth remembering that not many North London Derbies have ended 0-0.
Tottenham controlling the ball. Arsenal trying their luck on the break. Spurs the more likely to score.
Spurs keeping up the pressure. Arsenal with a lot of pace on the break though and Aubameyang can show his worth any moment.
Arsenal quick on the break, but Spurs looks very compact defensively. No shots on target so far after 12 minutes.
LeeDixon (Former Arsenal defender):
Arsenal can score great goals and win through offence. But defensively Arsenal are a mess with an awful mentality, especially when under pressure.
Will we see a Spurs win today ?
The players seem motivated specially Kane. This week he stated, he loves to show Arsenal the mistake they have made, when they let him ago at the age of eight. Can you imagine it ? Kane not good enough to play for Arsenal ?
Ramsey scored a hat trick last week against Everton and was expected to start this game. Toby Alderweireld recovered from an injury and was also expected to feature today.
Nearly two hours before the biggest Game of the weekend. The north London derby.
Tottenham vs Arsenal game will be under way at Wembley the current Spurs home ground at 12:30.
What is the latest on both teams and the game itself?
Spurs make 10 changes from their FA Cup win in midweek as Son stays in the team. There's no Toby Alderweireld in the squad.
Spurs: Lloris; Trippier, Vertonghen, Sanchez, Davies; Dier, Dembele; Son, Alli, Eriksen; Kane.
Arsenal have no Aaron Ramsey in their squad despite a hat-trick last weekend, he's injured, but new signings Pierre-Emeerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan both start.
Arsenal: Cech; Bellerin, Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal; Wilshere, Xhaka, Elneny; Ozil, Aubaemyang, Mkhitaryan.
Tottenham host Arsenal in what could prove to be one of their most important meetings in years as they take the north London derby on the road.
Spurs beat Arsenal 2-0 in the last ever north London derby held at White Hart Lane back in April, and need a similar result this time around at their temporary home of Wembley Stadium.