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North London Derby has arrived 0

Posted on July 12, 2020 by Harry Kettle

We’ve been waiting months to see it, and now, it’s finally upon us – Arsenal will head across North London and take on Tottenham Hotspur in the North London derby.

There’s not all too much to say in regards to this showdown that hasn’t already been said, but from us to you, we just want to encourage fans out there to enjoy it. Everyone knows the problems that both sides have had over the course of the season, but it’s not about that this weekend.

Emery’s post-derby thoughts 0

Posted on September 02, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

The London Derby result was both expected and unexpected. There were many who thought that it would be tough for the Gunners to pull off a win against Spurs, but then again, many thought that playing at home was indeed a good starting point to achieve it. When put into two different perspectives though, fans certainly have a reason to be both satisfied and frustrated. On the one hand, until Lacazette scored in the 45th minute of the match we thought we might lose – so drawing seems okay in comparison. However, after Aubameyang’s goal in the 71st minutes we started thinking we could win – so drawing started looking not good enough.

The Derby – Injuries, updates, transfers, predictions 0

Posted on August 29, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Both the team and the fans are gearing up for Arsenal’s match against Tottenham Hotspur this Sunday, which is expected to be just as difficult and just as exciting as the one at Anfield last weekend; hopefully with a different result.

Ahead of the game Arsenal website provides updates regarding the recovery of their injured players, most importantly the three first-team defenders Hector Bellerin, Dinos Mavropanos and Kieran Tierney. Bellerin, who suffered a left knee injury in January, is taking part in on-field rehabilitation, whereas Mavropanos and Tierney, who have had groin injuries, are receiving treatment and further assessment. All three are expected to return to full training in September.

Is the time right to be playing Spurs? 0

Posted on August 27, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

There’s no denying that Arsenal’s schedule doesn’t seem comfortable at the moment. The Gunners have just left Anfield after Bernd Leno picked the ball out of his net three times, and as they lift their heads to gaze ahead, Tottenham Hotspur are on the horizon, tottering across north London towards the Emirates.

The morale would certainly have been very low in the immediate aftermath of the Liverpool game, which left Unai Emery and his men ruing the few but promising chances they ended up squandering, as well as the woeful defending that helped the rampart opposition make their domination count.

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.

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