Arsenal share Kanu's classic against Tottenham ahead of North London derby

Posted February 10, 2018

There was no place in the Tottenham lineup for top scorer Kane, who was missing along with a host of other first-team players, as Spurs boss Pochettino rang the changes with one eye on tomorrow's league derby against Arsenal. Tottenham will look to put more ground in between themselves and Arsenal in the race for Champions League football next season.

A win will close the gap on their rivals to just a single point, and improve their chances of finishing in the top four. I'd rather let them have the ball and hit them on the counter. To do that they'll have to fix their bad away form.

Arsenal were set to leapfrog table-toppers Chelsea, if only briefly, when they took a 2-0 lead against Tottenham at the interval with goals from Samir Nasri and Marouane Chamakh.

Spurs have gone 12 home matches without defeat in the Premier League, and have won eight of their past 10 league games at Wembley. Pochettino confirmed that Toby Alderweireld will be back fit for the club on Saturday and that comes as a massive boost, considering how good Arsenal's attack is.

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What must also be of concern to the manager and the fans is the uncertainty over which Tottenham side are going to turn up against Arsenal.

Spurs are now in fifth but would climb into third - at least temporarily - with victory and move seven points ahead of sixth-placed Arsenal. At the Emirates earlier in the season, an inferior Arsenal side were more psyched up and ready for the game.

This would be only the fourth time that Arsenal will have done the double over Spurs in the Premier League if they manage to get the win.

Wenger, meanwhile, is looking forward to taking Spurs on at Wembley where Arsenal have a good record. Now we start to feel that it's home, when before it was just a new house.

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Aubameyang's link-up play with former Borussia Dortmund team-mate Henrikh Mkhitaryan was a joy to behold, and could prove vital in picking up three points against Spurs.

"It was a hard period for me, but on the other hand it was three months".

"When the striker pushes the ball away from the goal, they didn't give penalties because the only resource the striker has after is to look for a penalty". The meeting between the two in November was the first time he had started a game against the Gunners and not scored.

"I am predicting a 2-2 draw or 2-3 win for Arsenal".

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Even with all the new signings, Ozil is still the most important player at Arsenal. The German has scored away to Tottenham before, but he is yet to score at Wembley in his Arsenal career.