Advertorial feature

Arsenal vs Tottenham – a look ahead

 

On the 17th November, the North London derby will once again
ensue with the Gunners and the Lilywhites clashing at the Emirates
Stadium. The last time these two teams met at the Emirates was back
in February, when
Arsenal romped to a 5-2 victory after falling
2-0 behind to Spurs. Earlier in that same season, Spurs had claimed
a 2-1 victory over their rivals at White Hart Lane. The upcoming
fixture in November is a tantalising clash, and a very difficult
game to predict.

With Tottenham’s emphatic 3-2 win at Old Trafford over Manchester United back in September, claiming the scalp of another quality team away from home will be a top priority – even more so after the visit of Chelsea to White Hart Lane ended in a 4-2 defeat for the Lilywhites. More recently, Spurs have looked suspect, with a 2-1 loss to Norwich in the Capital One Cup and a 1-1 draw at NK Maribor in the Europa League. Newly-promoted Southampton put immense pressure on Spurs in a recent Premier League fixture, and Tottenham should count themselves lucky to come away with a 2-1 win and the three points from St. Mary's. The 1-0 loss at home to Wigan most recently also throws more pressure onto Spurs leading up to their clash with the Gunners.

Arsenal have endured a similar dip in form, after claiming an admirable 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium against Premier League champions Manchester City, the Gunners were defeated 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium by London rivals Chelsea. Since then in the league, the Gunners lost 1-0 at Carrow Road to Norwich, and then squeezed a 1-0 victory at home to Queens Park Rangers. Things have not been much better in other competitions, as the recent visit of Schalke to the Emirates in the Champions League resulted in a 2-0 loss for the Gunners, and in the Capital One Cup they found themselves 4-1 down at half time at the Madejski Stadium to lowly Reading after a woeful first-half performance, only to come back and win the game 7-5 in extra time. Arsene Wenger’s men also looked unimaginative and barely posed a threat in their 2-1 defeat by Manchester United, where the score line certainly flattered them.

So with both teams starting the season brightly but currently experiencing a dip in form, this particular North London derby clash is more important than ever, and will have a big effect on each team going into the next batch of fixtures for the season. The midfield will be the most crucial part of the battlefield to control, with Spurs boasting the likes of Moussa Dembele, Clint Dempsey, Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon amongst their ranks, while Arsenal can certainly offer a reply in form of Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere and Mikel Arteta. Whichever team is 'king of the hill' in the middle of the park will go on to be victorious in this tantalising fixture.

Click here for all the Arsenal vs. Tottenham news

PROMOTED VIDEO
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Career Services
iJobs Job Widget
iJobs General

Recruitment Genius: Magento Front End Web Developer

£25000 - £35000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Front End Web Developer is re...

Investigo: management accountant

£250 - £300 per day: Investigo: Growing international marketing business requi...

Recruitment Genius: ORM / Online Reputational Consultant

£18000 - £22000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An ORM Consultant is required t...

Recruitment Genius: Facilities Manager

£21000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This leading provider of educat...

Day In a Page

Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness
Homeless Veterans appeal: Homeless in Wales can find inspiration from Daniel’s story

Homeless Veterans appeal

Homeless in Wales can find inspiration from Daniel’s story
Front National family feud? Marine Le Pen and her relatives clash over French far-right party's response to Paris terror attacks

Front National family feud?

Marine Le Pen and her relatives clash over French far-right party's response to Paris terror attacks
Pot of gold: tasting the world’s most expensive tea

Pot of gold

Tasting the world’s most expensive tea
10 best wildlife-watching experiences: From hen harriers to porpoises

From hen harriers to porpoises: 10 best wildlife-watching experiences

While many of Britain's birds have flown south for the winter, it's still a great time to get outside for a spot of twitching
Nick Easter: 'I don’t want just to hold tackle bags, I want to be out there'

'I don’t want just to hold tackle bags, I want to be out there'

Nick Easter targeting World Cup place after England recall
DSK, Dodo the Pimp, and the Carlton Hotel

The inside track on France's trial of the year

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Dodo the Pimp, and the Carlton Hotel:
As provocative now as they ever were

Sarah Kane season

Why her plays are as provocative now as when they were written
Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of a killing in Iraq 11 years ago

Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of another killing

Japanese mood was against what was seen as irresponsible trips to a vicious war zone
Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore