A tale of two interesting teams, underfire Arsenal and upbeat Tottenham are all geared up for a titanic tussle with a vision to create history. What is it like to anticipate for the North London Derby? An Arsenal fan or a Spurs fan would describe it in emotions.
It is one of the games Arsenal must get into the groove to outsmart Tottenham. They are still eyeing for the win since the signing of Mesut Ozil. Arsenal have a pretty impressive record at home and they would want to continue by putting on a rock-solid show.
Arsenal are placed sixth in the points table with 19 points, a position that keeps them level on terms with Burnley whereas Tottenham are placed third with 23 points who are on same points with the second-placed Manchester United.
Arsenal are in the heat of the scrap for a must-win game. They got the battering at the hands of belligerent Manchester City who are unbeaten so far in this competition. Arsenal have already lost 4 games whereas Spurs have lost just two games.
Tottenham’s record against the top 6 away from home hasn’t been impressive winning just 1 out of 16 games. Their track record at Arsenal home has also been poor as they have won just two out of their 32 games.
Arsenal’s last three home fixtures against the Spurs ended up as a draw, an infamous record that Arsene Wenger will look to sort it out tomorrow at the Emirates.
Spurs have managed to finish above Arsenal for the first time in 22 years. For the last couple of days, there were talks of power shift from Arsenal to Tottenham. But that doesn’t take away from the fact that Spurs are forever in Arsenal’s shadow.
Arsenal starting XI: Cech; Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal| Bellerin, Ramsey, Xhaka, Kolasinac| Ozil, Sanchez|Lacazette.
Tottenham starting XI: Lloris; Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies|Trippier, Dembele, Dier, Rose|Eriksen, Alli; Kane
Venue: Emirates Stadium
Time: 18:30 IST
Live Telecast: Star Sports Select 1 HD