Arsenal – Tottenham
It’s time once again for the big derby of North London because Arsenal hosts Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium. Let’s take some time to check these two clubs’ current situation before the big clash on Sunday.
Arsenal faces Tottenham one week after the Gunners conceded their first defeat for the season. Unai Emery’s team travelled to the Anfield to face Liverpool and suffered a 1-3 defeat from the hands of the European champion. Lucas Torreira scored Arsenal’s goal in Adrian’s net, but this goal was not enough for the visitors.
Against Liverpool Unai Emery left Alexandre Lacazette on the bench, preffering to use the new signing Nicolas Pepe as a partner of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in attack. Dani Ceballos was playing behind Aubameyang and Pepe, but he was replaced after just an hour of playing by Lucas Torreira. It’d be curious to see what Emery is going to decide about his starting line-up on Sunday.
Meanwhile last week Tottenham also suffered their first loss for the season. Mauricio Pochettino’s boys surprisingly crumbled against Newcastle United in London, despite of the expectations for an easy win. Joelinton scored the only goal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, while nothing worked out for Spurs in attack. In the second half Pochettino put Christian Eriksen, Giovani Lo Celso and Benjamin Davies on the pitch, but this didn’t help his team.
Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin continue to be unavaliable for Arsenal, while the new signing Tanguy NDombele will miss the derby for Tottenham.
After their defeats last weekend, Arsenal and Tottenham would both want to get back on their feet and start winning again. When these two teams meet we’re usually seeing some goals. We expect nothing different on Sunday. We’re sure that we are going to see a great clash at the Emirates in the English capital.