3 reasons why Arsenal will smash Spurs!

As an Arsenal fan, you would expect me to be biased in my assessment of football, always trying to rationalize why the club I support is the greatest ever.

But i generally don’t do that. In fact, I’m probably more objective than most of my fellow gooners would appreciate.

So when I tell you that Arsenal can and will beat that lot down the road, best believe I have very good reasons for doing so.

  1. We play at Wembley… Arsene tried to downplay the importance of this fixture being played at Wembley and not at White Hart lane, pointing out that, the venue would not be a decisive factor. While I agree that it would not be the ‘only’ decisive factor, it is actually a very important one. Arsenal have won 8 of their last 8 games at Wembley. It’s home away from home for us. This will not feel like a proper away game, and with that psychological barrier hopefully lifted, we would probably see the best of Arsenal on Saturday. The best of Arsenal beats spurs any day.
  2.  Spurs referee woes… Harry Kane and Dele Alli have come under scrutiny following their diving antics against Liverpool last weekend. Their case was not helped by Pochettino’s comments:  “Football is about trying to trick your opponent.” Many have seen this as a suggestion that the Argentine encourages his players to try and trick not only the opposing players but also the referees, and perhaps even the fans. Though he later tried to clarify his comments (which i only mention because I am objective), the damage had already been done. Expect Anthony Taylor, who will be refereeing tomorrow’s game to be quite dubious about awarding any penalties to Tottenham.
  3. Aubameyang, Mkhi, and Ozil… Arsenal are still riding high on the exploits of January, where we managed to sign two world class players in Auba, and Mkhi, as well as secure Ozil to a new contract. There is a feel good factor at the club at the moment, great unity and team spirit, and players in incredible form such as Monreal, Ramsey, Ozil, Mkhi, and Auba. I can’t see Spurs overcoming the togetherness of this group at the moment.

Conclusion… 

Tottenham are certainly no pushovers, but I’m convinced Arsenal will get all three points.

What with all the praise they have been receiving, they are only just 4 points above us on the table.

That shows that the two teams are pretty much evenly matched in terms of performance. But throw in the dominating victory over them at the Emirates, the fact that we have improved our squad in January,  and the other reasons highlighted above, I can only see one way this ends, in a spurs defeat.

Prediction…

Tottenham 1 – 3 Arsenal.

What are your thoughts?

 

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Auba and Laca can and will play together

The debate rages on…

It’s funny. Aubameyang has been an Arsenal player for less than a week, and so much has already been written, said, and even concluded on what this means for Lacazette. Most of which spell bad news for the French man.

Most people seem to think that he has become a peripheral member of the team, a second option, a bench-warmer, a “Giroud”.

First i’d just like to say let’s all calm the f**k down.

Its only been one game…

Signing Aubameyang was a statement. Some say it was a panic buy but who cares. This is a player Barca wanted in the summer and couldn’t get because Dortmund refused to sell then. Somehow we managed to do it 6 months later. It still feels unreal that we have him. That said, I don’t think for one second that Wenger is planning to keep his other 50 million pound striker on the bench indefinitely.

Leaving him out for one game is just not enough reason to draw that conclusion folks.

Laca will play alongside Auba. Wenger has used 4-4-2 in the past and will use it again.

Don’t forget Laca so soon…

It seems Arsenal fans have forgotten why they were so excited in the summer over Lacazette’s arrival. Here’s a quick reminder of the heights he reached in his last three seasons at Lyon:

2014/2015 season; 

33 games – 27 goals and 6 assists.

2015/2016 season;

34 games – 21 goals and 3 assists

2016/2017 season;

30 games – 28 goals and 3 assists

These numbers are not a joke. The consistency over three seasons are also not  joke. 

Auba is an upgrade…

That said, i recognise that Aubameyang is a better overall striker. He’s quicker and stronger. But finishing wise, I believe they are equals.

So what next…

What do you do when you have two great goal-scorers? You play them both.

Remember Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole?

Aguero and Edin Dzeko/ Jovetic/ Negredo

Henry and Bergkamp

4-4-2 works. We’ve seen it in the past. Yes i know it’s no longer popular, but you adapt your formation to the players you have, and not the other way around.

This is an example of what i’m talking about…

 

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I’m not a football manager and I don’t presume to insist that i’m absolutely right on this, but all i’m saying is that Wenger should consider this approach and find a way to make it work, because I am truly convinced that we would be far more dominant and scary with our two mecurial strikers playing together.

Let me know what you think in the comments section…

 

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