This Sunday will see one of the most highly anticipated North London Derby’s in recent memory with both sides eager to perform and gain all three points for very different reasons.
Arsenal face a tough task of finishing inside the top four despite a few good results as of late, while Spurs continue to chase down Chelsea for the Premier League title.
The Gunners simply must win all their remaining games and hope those above them slip up if they are to finish in a Champions League qualification spot, and Spurs must overcome their North London rivals and hope Chelsea drop points in their last four games. Which looks the more likely to happen? Neither to be honest. While Arsenal have hit a good run of form as of late, it’s come too late in my opinion, and their remaining fixtures are not so easy. Spurs on the other hand are only four points behind Chelsea, but a loss or drop points to Arsenal this Sunday will surely see Antonio Conte’s side become Premier League champions.
Of course, this is the last North London Derby at White Hart Lane, adding even more significance to the fixture. Spurs will undoubtedly want to win the last one at the Lane, and what better place for Arsenal to halt their title challenge and mark their Derby days at their rivals ground on a high.
Usually, these games live up to their billing, not like the Manchester Derby we saw last night (zzzz), and with so much at stake it’s bound to be another memorable one at White Hart Lane. Hopefully the result favours us at the end of the day, not only for our chances of finishing in the top four, but to also win the last Derby at the Lane and more than likely kill off Spurs’ title challenge for another season.