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Posted on November 17, 2017 by David Nugent

On Saturday lunchtime, Arsenal host north London rivals Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium, as the home side attempt to gain ground on their local rivals in the Premier League.

Arsene Wenger’s side are currently four points behind Spurs in the table. However, a victory in this game could change the whole complexion of the race for the top-four spots.

However, victories in north London derbies have been hard to come by for Arsenal in recent years, as the Gunners only win in their last seven encounters with Spurs was back in 2015 in a League Cup clash at White Hart Lane.

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Posted on November 17, 2017 by Milos Markovic

It’s one of the biggest games in the world. Also, one of the most anticipated derbies on the continent and definitely one of those matches that generates incredible attention all over the British Isles.

It nurtures a long-standing rivalry between the two North London sides – Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur – a contention that’s seemingly seen a shift in power over the last couple of seasons with Spurs finishing above Arsenal last season for the first time in Arsene Wenger’s 21 years at the Emirates.

Arsene Wenger claims his side “have no fear” ahead of derby 0

Posted on November 16, 2017 by Ben Darvill

Arsenal host Tottenham in the Premier League on Saturday with the two London clubs going head-to-head in a hugely important match and Arsene Wenger has claimed his side “have no fear” going into the game.

Arsenal fell to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester City in their last game as they conceded even more ground on the league leaders.

The Gunners are now 12 points short of City at the top, while they are trailing fourth-placed Chelsea by three points as well. With Liverpool also winning, Arsenal have fallen into sixth-place, meaning their weekend was about as bad as it gets.

Wenger claims ‘were not underdogs’ in north London derby 0

Posted on November 16, 2017 by David Nugent

As we all know the first north London derby of the campaign between Arsenal and Tottenham takes place on Saturday afternoon at the Emirates Stadium.

Some fans and pundits claim that the power has shifted in north London and that Tottenham are now the biggest team in the area.

When asked if he thought so Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger told a press conference: “Not at all,”

“I think Tottenham is a good side but we have the quality to win this game and that is what we want to show.”

Home form a positive for Arsenal ahead of north London derby 0

Posted on November 14, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal have come in for some strong criticism in recent years. Criticisms of the Gunners include that they are too soft and need more bottle.

However, for all the criticism aimed at Arsenal, one positive still remains for the Gunners, that is their home form in the Premier League. That is highly encouraging for Arsenal fans, especially with the north London derby against Tottenham this weekend.

Very strong at the Emirates Stadium

Arsenal have won their last ten home games in the English top-flight, while also finding the net at least twice in their last eight games on home soil. That is an impressive home record for any team. Even Premier League leaders Manchester City cannot match that record.

Les Ferdinand sends Tottenham a warning ahead of their game with Arsenal 0

Posted on November 13, 2017 by Ben Darvill

The Premier League returns with a north London derby on Saturday as Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal host Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium, and Les Ferdinand has sent the visitors a warning ahead of the game.

Manchester City cut Arsenal’s faint title hopes to ribbons in the last round of Premier League games as Pep Guardiola’s side beat the London team 3-1.

Goals from Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio aguero and Gabriel Jesus were enough to see City to the win, and they actually spared Arsenal’s blushes on the day with some uncharacteristically wayward finishing.

Danny Welbeck could return for north London derby 0

Posted on November 13, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the London Standard, Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck could make his return from injury against Tottenham in the north London derby on Saturday lunchtime.

The forward has been sidelined since mid-October with a hamstring injury. The problem has meant that the 26-year-missed out on the England squad for friendly international games against Germany and Brazil.

In-favour at the start of the campaign

Danny Welbeck has not always been a regular starter in Arsenal’s first-team since arriving from Manchester United back in 2014. He has been in and out of the Gunners starting line-up.

Arsenal’s concern at offering Ozil big money contract 0

Posted on May 02, 2017 by David Nugent

The Arsenal hierarchy are concerned about meeting Mesut Ozil’s wage demands of £300,000 a week according to the Daily Mail.

The Gunners have been worried about the German playmaker leaving the club in the summer, as his current contract of £140,000 per-week is set to expire in just over a year’s time.

However, it is being reported that Arsenal are now concerned about increasing his wages, as his performances have been poor of late.

Criticism of his displays of late

Ozil’s performances have been poor of late for the Gunners. He was virtually invisible in the north London derby defeat to Tottenham. For much of the campaign, he has struggled for any consistency.

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Posted on April 29, 2017 by David Nugent

On Sunday afternoon Tottenham host Arsenal at White Hart Lane in a north London derby that could have big implications at the top of the Premier League table.

The home side are second in the table and four points behind long-time league leaders Chelsea. However, the Blues face a tricky trip to Everton in an earlier kick-off on Sunday, so Spurs could capitalise on any slip-ups from Antonio Conte’s men.

Mauricio Pochettino’s team have been in fine form of late, having recorded eight consecutive Premier League victories. Spurs have a formidable home record in the Premier League, winning their last 12 games on home soil in the top-flight.

Would any Arsenal players get into the Tottenham team? 0

Posted on April 28, 2017 by David Nugent

This weekend is, of course, the north London derby, as Arsenal visit north London rivals Tottenham in a massive Premier League clash.

As always there has been combined teams and talk of who would get into whose team. However, Sky Sports pundit and former Arsenal star Paul Merson reckons the only Arsenal player who would get into the Tottenham team is forward Alexis Sanchez.

In all honesty, it is hard to agree with Merse on this one. He can be an idiot at times, but I think he is pretty accurate in his assessment of this: Sanchez is probably the only Gunners player who would get in the Spurs team.

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