Arsenal hosted Tottenham in north london derby this Sunday afternoon hoping to go top of the table with a win. Spurs needed to win themselves to keep in touching distance with other title rivals. Spurs started with 5 at the back and they played better football in first half but were undone by a controversial own goal by Kevin Wimmer just minutes before halftime. They have all to do in second half if they were to turn things around.
Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham Highlights
[ English Premier league 2016-17 ]
42′ 1 – 0 Kevin Wimmer’s own goal was the difference in otherwise a very cagey affair at the emirates. There was hint of offside but the goal stood as Arsenal lead at halftime 1-0.
51′ 1 – 1 Harry Kane scores just after the break from penalty spot to bring Spurs back in the game.
Post Match Interviews:
Both teams come into the game on the back of contrasting results both in league and Europe. Arsenal defeated Sunderland away from home 4-1 in the league and followed that up with superb 3-2 win away against Ludogorets while Spurs were held against Leicester City at home and they suffered 1-0 defeat in the hands of Leverkusen. Arsenal win in this fixture will put them top of the table and they will stretch their lead against spurs to 6 points while Spurs must win this game to stay in touch with title rivals.
Previous Match Review: Arsenal taste defeat on the last two visits at White Hart Lane and derby influenced three red cards in last two games. Arsene Wenger is likely pick a second string side to have a go in the league cup which he don’t really rate as seen in the past few seasons. So we can safely assume quite a changed side in the league cup game against Spurs in midweek. Arsenal will be without Rosicky, Welbeck and Jack Wilshere through different injuries
Spurs on the other hand have been very successful in this competition in last few years and they were beaten by Chelsea last year in the final. However Mauricio Pochettino has a dilemma to what starting lineup to pick as most of the regulars played three games in just over a week. Harry Kane and new signing Heung-Min Son are expected to be rested which means Clinton N’Jie, Andros Townsend and Érik Lamela to start in attacking roles. While not so regular players like Ben Davies Thomas Carrol, Kieran Trippier and Danny Rose might start.
Here is how I think both teams will lineup for the Wednesday, 23rd september clash at White hart Lane. The final lineups will be announced couple of hours ahead of the kickoff.
Match Predictions: Alot depends on the lineups of course and which manager will take the cup seriously. Since its a derby game and Arsenal are coming into this game on the back of 2 defeats I guess Arsene Wenger will have to take the cup seriously and pick some strong eleven. I am going with an Arsenal win in this one just because I can’t see Wenger losing three games in a row which will mount massive pressure on him.
Arsenal defeated Tottenham in a very entertaining 2-1 win at white hart lane on wednesday night football. Mathie Flamini was on target twice to give an important win to Arsenal as they reach 4th round of 2015 Capital One Cup
Mathieu Flamini was unlikely hero as he scored both of Arsenal’s goal in a 2-1 win which will go along way to boost Arsenals’s confidence after back to back defeats leading up to Spurs game.