Despite how much you warn people, the emotions are seemingly always going to get the better of you at a game of football – and that’s a shame. Of course, that doesn’t go for everyone, and it only seems like a small minority of fans continue to work under this mind set. Unfortunately that small minority is still enough to cause a scene, as we’ve witnessed over the last 12 hours with outrage being sparked over an incident at the Arsenal vs Tottenham game.
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.
Arsenal’s display in the 2-0 north London derby defeat at neighbours Tottenham on Sunday was a worrying one. Not only did the team seem to lack quality, they seemed to lack heart and desire, which is unacceptable in a derby match.
It is hard to say, but the Gunners outclassed by their neighbours. However, the Tottenham players just seemed to want the win more than Arsene Wenger’s side. The first half was relatively even, but the home side could have been two goals up by half-time.
Arsenal’s chances of a top-four finish this season were handed a blow on Sunday, as the Gunners suffered a 2-0 defeat at Tottenham in the north London derby.
The home side made a lightning quick start and had the first effort on goal with less than a minute on the clock. Dele Alli found Harry Kane, who advanced towards goal and fired an effort through Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s legs, only for Petr Cech to get down well to deny the Spurs striker.
The home side were also had the next attempt on six minutes. Christian Eriksen curled in a corner from Spurs right and Tobey Alderweireld headed just over the bar.
Arsenal central midfielder Jack Wilshere is in England’s 26 man provisional squad for Euro 2016. The 24-year-old has been talked about as the future of the Three Lions midfield for a long time, but he has struggled to stay fit throughout his career.
Only made three appearances this season
As we all know Jack Wilshere has had an injury-plagued career so far for Arsenal. It seems he has spent more time on the sidelines than the pitch. His inability to stay injury-free has been displayed perfectly this season by the fact that Wilshere has made just three Premier League appearances and only one of those was a start.