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Arteta basks in glory of North London derby win 0

Posted on March 15, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal went into the North London derby yesterday with a whole lot of pressure on their shoulders as they came up against bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur. They started off poorly with Spurs taking the lead but in the end, the Gunners came from behind to beat the old enemy and give their European hopes a huge injection of life.

After the full time whistle blew, manager Mikel Arteta spoke with the media as the positive vibes around the Emirates return heading into a crucial final few months of the season.

It’s derby day 0

Posted on March 14, 2021 by Harry Kettle

It’s been a long time coming, but Arsenal have the chance to really put themselves back in the top six mix as they prepare to lock horns with rivals Tottenham Hotspur this afternoon in the North London derby. These two sides absolutely hate each other and we all know that to be true, and today, the stakes are as high as they’ve been in a long time.

This isn’t going to be the same as a usual derby day and we completely understand that, but even with that in mind, we tend to believe it’s just as special.

Arteta reflects on Tottenham memories heading into derby 0

Posted on March 13, 2021 by Harry Kettle

The NLD is upon us and we’d say it’s going to be pretty important for the future of this club. That might sound a little bit overdramatic, but it’s true. Arsenal and Tottenham are still fairly close to one another both in terms of quality and in the Premier League table, making this upcoming clash all the more intriguing.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has taken the time to reflect on his memories of playing in the North London derby as the Gunners prepare to go to war with Tottenham Hotspur once again.

“It doesn’t matter the opponent” – Mourinho plays down Derby importance 0

Posted on March 12, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Speaking to the press ahead of the North-London Derby on Sunday, Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho played down the significance of the historic rivalry between the two clubs and insisted that winning the three points on offer is all that matters.

“If instead of Arsenal it was Villa or Newcastle, the next matches we’re going to play, exactly the same feeling,” he said.

Arteta reflects on North London derby defeat 0

Posted on December 07, 2020 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal fans were forced to endure another dismal afternoon of action yesterday as they were schooled by rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the North London derby. The club now lie down in 15th place in the table and while there’s plenty of time left for them to push back to the top four race, things aren’t looking good right now.

After the full time whistle had blown, Gunners manager Mikel Arteta attempted to make sense of a defeat that really does leave many questioning where this team’s next win in the league is going to come from.

Aubameyang recognises importance of North London derby 0

Posted on December 06, 2020 by Harry Kettle

Today is the day for North London as Arsenal prepare to lock horns with Tottenham Hotspur in an absolutely huge derby clash. The two have had very, very different starts to the Premier League season and a win for either here could really give them the momentum boost they need to kick on in this campaign.

One man who is going to be integral to the Gunners’ attempt to pick up all three points is none other than Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and during a recent interview with, the Gabon international made it clear that he knows just how important this game is.

Arteta discusses North London derby & Jose Mourinho 0

Posted on December 05, 2020 by Harry Kettle

This weekend, Arsenal will have the chance to put a lot of their bad memories so far this season to rest when they take on bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the North London derby. It’s easily one of the most important games of the entire campaign, and manager Mikel Arteta knows that.

During a recent interview with, Arteta made it clear that he knows what this derby and rivalry mean to the fans.

“This is why we are here, to play these types of games,” Arteta said. “If you ask me my favourite types of games when I was a player here, for sure I’ll tell you it’s the north London derby.

Arsenal snatch Spurs youngster Jonathan Dinzeyi 0

Posted on August 24, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have completed and officially confirmed the signing of Jonathan Dinzeyi, whose entire football journey so far has been with the youth setup at Tottenham Hotspur.

Born on October 13th, 1999, which means he’ll soon be turning 21, Dinzeyi is a versatile defender who primarily plays as a centre-back. Though his preferred foot is the right one, he can easily play on either side of the partnership, anywhere in a back three, or as a fullback. Standing no more than 5’9” tall, he appears extremely quick and agile.

Finishing below Tottenham 0

Posted on July 24, 2020 by Harry Kettle

St Totteringham’s Day has been cancelled.

For yet another year, Arsenal have failed to finish above Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League, inviting a parade of questions regarding their ability to actually dethrone Spurs as the dominant force in North London. We already saw Jose Mourinho’s men win the derby a few weeks ago, and while the Gunners have certainly been making progress under Mikel Arteta, the inconsistency that they’ve shown along the way has been alarming, to say the least.

Given how poor Tottenham have been throughout the course of the campaign, you’d have to think this is a real low point for Arsenal – but it should also serve as real motivation.

Arteta reflects on disappointing Tottenham loss 0

Posted on July 13, 2020 by Harry Kettle

After a great deal of build-up, Arsenal fans were left feeling desolate on Sunday evening as they were beaten 2-1 by bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the North London derby. It was a real battle between the two sides with the Gunners often looking like the better team, but when push came to shove, they just couldn’t keep Spurs out – and they were made to pay for missing a handful of chances.

After the game, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta spoke with the media regarding the defeat.

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