Much awaited, much anticipated… North London derby has always been a fixture worth the hype it gets! With recent high form from Mesut Ozil both scoring and assisting, the gunners are running riots in especially in this second part of the season. In collaboration with Henrick Mickitaryan, the duo has left opponents in tatters all in favor to Emery’s tactics.
On the other hand…
Since Harry Kane’s return after a feisty injury blow, Tottenham have not won in their two matches. With the latest being a humiliation away at Stamford Bridge. 2-0 and a poor back pass leading to an own goal is all that it took. Thus, this evening, sweat, passion and blood counts for the three points.
10 games before the league comes to a close. A four point difference between the north Londoners. Like a lens, these rivals will be treading fiercely to avoid losing balls and gifting possessions. On fair ground, the Wembley has been a great place where Arsenal have made several historic moves. Now Tottenham’s temporary home for this season, it sure is expected to be filled to capacity.
Came, therefore he conquered. Emery’s time at Arsenal has been a wonder and it is only the beginning! Mentored and improved quality of players the likes of Iwobi, Rob Holding and Guendouzi, more is on the way. Despite the slow start of the season due to manager transition, he has proved a statement to all PL managers. Just nominated for February manager of the month alongside Pep and Ole Gunnar.
Pochettino has had a rough couple of weeks but could be looking to pounce to his winning ways. First Burnley, then Chelsea, poor trend, fans had to coil back to their shell. Any noise could be termed as a punch-drunk boxer tring to impress, all in vain.
My North London Derby Pick
This one easier than most, Emery might give the 3-4-3 another chance. Mauricio will send his battalion on a ravaging spree with a 4-2-3-1 and that’s a maybe! Thus, a GG is imminent.