December 03, 2018 by
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. .......Read more here.....
December 02, 2018 by
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. .......Read more here.....
February 09, 2018 by
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. .......Read more here.....
February 09, 2018 by
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. .......Read more here.....
February 07, 2018 by
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. .......Read more here.....
November 17, 2017 by
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. .......Read more here.....
November 17, 2017 by
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. .......Read more here.....
November 16, 2017 by
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. .......Read more here.....
November 16, 2017 by
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.” .......Read more here.....
November 14, 2017 by
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. .......Read more here.....