Saturday 2 March 2019

Premier League: Tottenham vs Arsenal

As one of the biggest derbies in the Premier League, meetings between Tottenham and Arsenal are often frenetic, exciting affairs. This one, though, has a hell of a lot riding on it: Spurs need a win, and a result, to help get their season on track. Arsenal need to win to make sure they can continue their push for the top four: with Manchester United and Chelsea having winnable fixtures, they could fall dangerously behind. Spurs, though, could get dragged out of the title race entirely and into the battle for the top four themselves – there’s a lot riding on this derby.

Tottenham Hotspur News

Despite the very impressive form of Harry Winks, rumors persist that he’ll miss out in favor of Victor Wanyama. The Kenyan brings steel and strength to the middle of the park, and could be the perfect choice for a game like this. Expect Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min to start up top for Spurs, perhaps in a 3-5-2 formation with Christian Eriksen running the show from the middle of the mark.

The performance of Danny Rose and Serge Aurier, though, will be very interesting indeed.

Arsenal News

The Gunners are expected to line up in the much the same way they have recently – a 3-5-2 themselves. With Lucas Torreira, Aaron Ramsey and Granit Xhaka playing together, there’s plenty of energy and steel in the middle of the pitch for the Gunners.

Wing-back, though, could be an issue; Saed Kolasinac and Ainsley Maitland-Niles have struggled throughout the season, and we could see them continue to do the same here against the pace of Spurs.


Spurs win. Arsenal dispatched Spurs with relative ease in the return fixture, but we can see Spurs picking up their game again ahead of a challenging tie against Borussia Dortmund. This is, though, likely to be a tight and tense game – with so much riding on it, it’s easy to see why.


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