Game: Arsenal – Tottenham
Date: 27 September,Saturday, 2014 year
Start time: 19:30
Arsenal meet Spurs in the North London derby of the sixth round of the Premier League. Before this meeting, the hosts are in fourth place with nine points, while the “spurs” are two points less ninth position.
In the last round Arsenal notched up his second success of the season in the “Premiership” beating Aston Villa as a guest 3: 0. Very important goals for the team, Mesut Ozil realized and Danny Welbeck to raise their self-esteem somewhat lost lately. Ozil was terrible hole of the season and there was no sign of his game in the World Cup finals in Brazil, while Welbeck is two weeks in the team of “Arsenal” and needed a hit, to reassure him. Of “Villa Park” Arsene Wenger afford to leave the bench Alexis Sanchez, which clearly shows that the French manager did not bother to not put into play one of its biggest stars, if it shows its optimal performance.
Upcoming match against Tottenham will be the fifth home match from Arsenal this season. Until the “Emirates” they have two wins over Crystal Palace and Besiktas in the Champions League and one draw against champions Manchester City. During the week, even in London Arsenal will face Southampton in the fight for the League Cup.
Arsenal is a series of three consecutive wins against Tottenham. Of “Emirates” who “Gunners” are four successive success against its city rival, showing their dominance in recent times. Two of those victories have definite result 5: 2, while the other team meetings Wenger won 2:0 and 1:0.
Tottenham is without a win in the Premier League on 24 August, when defeated Queens Park Rangers categorical 4:0 of “White Hart Lane”. Then Londoners suffered bereavement Liverpool 0:3 and a draw away to Sunderland 2:2. In the last round you were shocked by last West Brom in their own stadium, conceding defeat with 0:1.
Apparently something in the team of Mauricio Pochettino is wrong after the “Spurs” failed to score a goal in the first match of the group stage of the Europa League, finishing in a scoreless draw away to Partizan. Although then the composition of the reserves were quite a team, they failed even to threaten dangerous door of his rival. If he wants to show that it is still a factor in the English Premier League, Tottenham must show what he can do more in the upcoming game “Emirates”.
Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 20 games at home in the Premier League.
Arsenal have scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches in the Premier League.
Olivier Giroud, Mathieu Debuchy, Nacho Montreal, Yaya Sanogo and Theo Walcott are injured for Arsenal.
Kyle Walker and Andros Townsend are injuries to guests.