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Pochettino saved Torreira from further punishment 0

Posted on March 04, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

You’ve probably seen Lucas Torreira pick up a red card at the very end of the North-London Derby on Saturday for a foul on Tottenham Hotspur’s Danny Rose. The decision from referee Anthony Taylor was, to put it mildly, ridiculous. The Uruguayan did commit a foul, and it was somewhat reckless from him, and it probably deserved a card, but certainly not a red one. There was no intention, no malice in what he did.

Torreira now faces a three-match ban because of Taylor doing a poor job, and he’s set to miss not only the crucial crunch clash with Manchester United next weekend, but also games against Newcastle and Everton.

Derby Draw: Observations 0

Posted on March 02, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

So Arsenal drew with Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley and remain four points behind. It would hardly be a bad result for the Gunners in itself, but unfortunately Manchester United nicked a late win at home against Southampton and managed to squeeze in between, pushing Arsenal temporarily out of the top four places. Chelsea are still behind, but they will get their chance to bridge the four-point gap as they now have two games in hand; one of which they play on Sunday away to Fulham. The race for Champions League qualification is far from over with nine rounds remaining.

Tottenham v Arsenal Premier League preview 0

Posted on March 01, 2019 by David Nugent

On Saturday lunchtime, Arsenal travel to Wembley to face north London rivals Tottenham, in a potentially massive derby clash.

Tottenham are third place in the table, nine points behind league leaders Liverpool after successive defeats against Burnley and Chelsea. The defeats ended a four-match winning run in the Premier League for Mauricio Pochettino’s team. Spurs poor recent run of form means that fourth place Arsenal have close to the gap on their neighbours to four points.

The home sides recent top-flight outings have been high scoring affairs, as eight of their last 11 league outings have produced over 2.5 goals.

Unpleasant scenes at the Derby 0

Posted on December 03, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

It was a marvelous day for Arsenal on Sunday.

There are many fierce rivalries in football. Some develop over time between two most successful clubs in a league, but mostly they bear a strong local flavor, wherever this sport takes roots.

The North-London Derby is certainly in that category, and while Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur aren’t exactly two biggest clubs in England (they are certainly big), the bragging rights in the part of the capital north of the river are a huge deal.

I cannot see Tottenham ending Arsenal’s unbeaten run 0

Posted on December 02, 2018 by David Nugent

With just a few hours to go before the north London derby at the Emirates between Arsenal and Tottenham, the tension is building amongst both sets of fans.

Is has become the custom in recent years, there is far more to play for than just local bragging rights. Both teams are in the fight for the top-four and it could be argued Spurs will believe they are in the title race.

It is no doubt a big game for both teams. However, I just cannot see the Gunners losing this match. I may be cursing them, but the Gunners under Unai Emery are looking like a slightly tougher nut to crack.

Tottenham vs Arsenal: Get Gunners at 40/1 Price to Win the North London Derby 0

Posted on February 09, 2018 by Milos Markovic

It’s last been in 2014 that Arsenal managed to beat their north London rivals away.

The last win over the neighbours was recorded at White Hart Lane and Gunners now have a fine chance of ending the run at the national stadium which has thus far been a fortunate ground for Arsene Wenger’s men.

Arsenal won their last nine matches at Wembley and are most certainly looking to make it a perfect ten.

Gunners head over to lock horns with fifth-placed Tottenham high on confidence following a morale-boosting 5-1 win over Everton last time out, which saw the January signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang open his account for his new club.

Tottenham v Arsenal Premier League preview 0

Posted on February 09, 2018 by David Nugent

On Saturday lunchtime, Tottenham host Arsenal at Wembley in a crucial north London derby.

The home side are fifth in the table. However, they are just a point behind fourth-place Chelsea in the race for a Champions League spot. Mauricio Pochettino’s side drew 2-2 at Liverpool last time out. However, they needed a stoppage-time penalty kick from striker Harry Kane to rescue anything from the game.

The draw means that the home side are now undefeated in their last seven Premier League outings, although three of their last five league games have finished in draws.

Should Sead Kolasinac be in the Arsenal starting line-up? 3

Posted on February 07, 2018 by David Nugent

One of my colleagues wrote this morning that Arsenal youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles is set to be handed a new deal with the north London club.

The 20-year-old has impressed playing out-of-position at left wing-back for Arsene Wenger’s team in the last few months. Maitland-Niles is naturally a midfielder and made a number of appearances for England under-20’s in his favoured position as the junior lions won the World Cup.

Ainsley-Niles selection at in an unfamiliar position has blocked the path to the starting eleven of versatile Bosnian international Sead Kolasinac, who arrived at the club from Schalke in the summer.

Arsenal v Tottenham Premier League Preview 0

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.

North London Derby Enhanced Offer: 33/1 Arsenal vs 40/1 Tottenham 0

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.



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