Spurs v Arsenal, momentum will be the key in this decisive London derby.
Predicted Arsenal Lineup:
Gabriel – Koscielny – Holding
The Ox – Coquelin – Xhaka – Monreal
Ozil – Alexis
In what is billed as Londoners Big Day Out, Spurs host the Gunners in what is a do or die top four effort for the Gunners.
Arsenal’s form has been stuttering at best this season(despite a better win ratio than last year). However, Tottenham have been a revelation with their ability to strike in more ways than a Kane reliant model of yesteryear might have offered.
There is no doubt that the Gunners are by far the better of the two teams when considered over any extended period, however, this is why Spurs will edge ahead on Sunday night.
Spurs are in full throttle momentum at the moment. Their ability to strike from anywhere has led them to have a goal difference of 47 compared to the Gunner’s 24.
Arsenal have rediscovered a semblance of form in recent times but nothing that is convincing, excluding their ability to fight and not give up a lost cause.
When you combine that with the home advantage that Spurs have, the result is that Tottenham Hotspur will likely edge ahead on the night.
Arsenal’s strikepower is nothing to be sniffed at, with Walcott passing his 100 club goal mark and Giroud a consistent if not spectacular contributor, however, all too often, the supporters have been let down by a lack of cutting edge to the attack. Sanchez is a good performer but simply cannot be relied on to fulfill the centreforward role, he performs much better cutting in from the wing.
When you compare this to Spur’s ability to strike from all areas, with Kane, Son, Eriksen et al, it is no wonder that Spur’s goal difference is practically double that of Arsenal.
Players such as Welbeck, Walcott, and the Ox are useful contributors and have rightly earned national honours, but, their goal contributions are a useful addition, not a solution.
It is no wonder that Arsenal fans have been crying out for a world class centre forward for years, and, why Spurs fans do not cry the same message.
It is good to NOT give a prediction since there are so many variables that cannot be accounted for, but, I feel that Spurs are not higher than Arsenal for no reason(with a better Goal Difference). When you combine this with Home Advantage, Spurs should edge out the Gunners 2-1. The rivalry between the two should ensure that there is no rout to either side but, so far, this is Tottenham’s moment to shine.
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