4 things Arsenal must do to win against Tottenham at Wembley
Tottenham awaits their biggest test of the season as they host Arsenal at the Wembley. Spurs lost 4-2 the last time they met in the league. After failing to win against the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City in their last two big games, Arsenal will look to go all out against Spurs. On the other hand, the home side comes into this game after back to back defeats in the Premier League. This match presents them with a perfect chance to get their season back on track, by registering a big win against their arch-rivals.
The North London Derby has always been an exciting and thrilling encounter to watch. It is filled with passion and drama, and one should not expect anything less this time. Tottenham sits 3rd on the table, four points above Arsenal. If the Gunners grab a win, they will only be a point behind Spurs, With a face-off against Manchester United in their next league game, this might be a season-defining game for the London outfit.
Arsenal has been inconsistent but impressive at this season this season. Considering that this is Unai Emery's first season with Arsenal, he has done an incredible job with limited funds. The Gunners are 11 points ahead than they were last season after 28 games, which tells us that their improvement under Emery has been significant.
It is going to rain goals at Wembley and there are four things Arsenal must do in order to outperform and outscore their London rivals tonight.
#4 Start the game with a 3-man defense
Since Harry Kane's return from injury, Tottenham has faced two Premier League sides: Burnley and Chelsea and they have faced defeats to both. However, underestimating his abilities would be a big mistake. Kane has scored eight of Spurs' last eleven Premier League goals against Arsenal. Only Wayne Rooney (12), Robbie Fowler (10) and Peter Crouch (9) have scored more league goals against the Gunners than Kane. This tells us that no matter what, Kane loves scoring against Arsenal and he always comes up big when facing his boyhood club.
Heung Min Son is another threat on the left wing. If Arsenal wishes to win, they have to stop this duo. When these two are at their best, the best of defenses fail to contain them. Arsenal's best hope is to play a three-man defense.
A three-man center back pairing would include Laurent Koscielny and Sokratis. The third sport would probably go to Shkodran Mustafi as Nacho Monreal played the whole 90 minutes against Bournemouth on Wednesday, and starting him again would be a big gamble.