Tottenham Looking to End Arsenal Hoodoo at Emirates Stadium
The first North London Derby of the campaign sees Arsenal taking on Tottenham at the Emirates stadium. This game marks a splendid return to the Premier League after the two-week break due to the international matches. It also could potentially mark an end to the title race of the home team, as Arsenal come into the game with an immense 12 point deficit to table leaders Manchester City. Some would argue that Arsenal’s title race is already over with this huge disadvantage and the presence of several teams like Manchester United and Tottenham. Arsene Wenger, unsurprisingly, tends to disagree and a victory in this match would be a major boost in the right direction.
However, Spurs are a big opponent for Arsenal. Even though Spurs do not have a great record when it comes to away games against Arsenal, they have indicated the potential to take points off London outfits in this season. Despite having lost against West Ham and Manchester United, Spurs showed no signs of slowing down and they managed one of the most impressive results – a victory over Real Madrid. This was followed by a victory over Crystal Palace just before the two-week break.
A major disadvantage for Arsenal is the unavailability of Olivier Giroud, who has suffered an injury while on international duty with France. Alexandre Lacazette is expected to be the striker in the starting line-up, but he was on the bench against Manchester City. There are suggestions of the summer signing not being considered as a first-team regular anymore, but Wenger dismissed those solutions.
Spurs have the best preparation for this game in terms of injury news, as Harry Kane, Harry Winks and Dele Alli have all been confirmed to be available for this game. All these players were unavailable for England’s friendly game against Germany. Hugo Lloris also makes a return to the squad after being injured in the victory over Real Madrid.
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