End of an Era: North London Derby Preview
22 Years. 22 Years since Arsene Wenger has been at Arsenal. 22 years of Arsenal Dominating North London. 22 years of Totteringham Day. It can all come to an end today.
In their Last season at White Hart Lane,If Tottenham can beat Arsenal today, they can confirm finishing ahead of the gunners for the first time in 22 years. Despite the rivalry, both teams are fighting for much more than just Pride. Spurs start just 4 points behind Leaders Chelsea. On the other hand, Arsenal can cut the gap to just 2 points between them and 4th placed Manchester City with a win at White Hart Lane.
History Suggests Arsenal but the Present suggests Spurs. Tottenham are currently on 9 straight wins in the league and are unbeaten at home this season.Arsenal have won lost in the last 4 games against Spurs . Though, Form is often not important in these derbies, even Arsenal are in Good Form having won their last 3 games.
Last 5 Games:
Spurs 2-1 Arsenal, PL, Feb 2015
Spurs 1-2 Arsenal, EFL Cup, Sep 2015
Arsenal 1-1 Spurs, PL, Nov 2015
Spurs 2-2 Arsenal, March 2016
Arsenal 1-1, November 2016
Top Scorers in the North London Derby (In the PL Era)
Emmanuel Adebayor- 8
Robert Pires- 7
Thierry Henry- 5
Robin Van Persie- 5
Gareth Bale- 5
Both teams come into this with decent form and a clear Ambition. I see both teams denting each other's ambition with a 1-1 Draw which will see Spurs lose track against Chelsea for the title and Arsenal lose track with the Manchester Clubs for a top 4 finish.