Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur
English Premier League, Season 2017/18
Date: Saturday, 18th November 2017
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Emirates Stadium (London).
Arsene Wenger and his men will be thrown straight into another huge test after the international break with a crucial lunch-time North London derby clash.
The Gunners will be looking to show character against their bitter local rivals, after the embarrassing defeat at the hand of League leader Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium before the international break – a match which Wenger hugely criticized the officials for aiding City to victory.
However, there would be no cause for excuse when Mauricio Pochetino and his men visit the Emirates Stadium after the international break, in what will be a hugely defining test of Arsenal’s ability of securing a top four place come May next year.
The North London derby has always been a highly intensive clash for both teams, however, respected pundits and football betting predictions are backing Arsenal to see off Tottenham. With the Gunners almost always end up having the last laugh – especially at the Emirates Stadium.
But this clash promises to be different, with noisy neighbors Spurs on the back of a blistering run of form, and can arguably tear-apart any team in the world at the moment – with back-to-back UEFA Champions League Champions – Real Madrid their latest casualty.
After 11 games played, Tottenham have 23 points and currently occupy the 3rd position on the Premier League table – level on points with second-placed Manchester United, who lead the Spurs on goal difference.
Arsenal on the other hand, have 19 points and currently occupy the 6th position on the Premier League table – level on points with fifth-placed Liverpool and seventh-placed Burnley, with Arsenal sandwiched between the two teams on goal difference.
Arsenal fans will be hoping the Gunners put up the type of performance they did against Chelsea earlier in the season if they are to stand a chance of beating “red-hot” Spurs.
Both teams currently have the best of their squad members free from injury, which should make for a great watch for the neutrals. Although, Spurs are currently favourites to pick-up something out of this clash.