Arsenal against Tottenham is one of the most anticipated football fixture in the English Premier League. Fans of both clubs search frantically for the date of the North London Derby when the fixtures of the new season are announced.
The North London Derby is more than just a game for both clubs. It represents pride, bragging rights and prestige to the fans and the club's generally. This season's first North London Derby is promising to be mouthwatering game.
Tottenham Hotspur lost the general London Derby to Chelsea with a 3-0 scoreline after a totally dominant performance from the blues. Against Arsenal, Tottenham must avoid one key mistake from the Chelsea game to avoid another loss.
During the match against Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur's attacking players allowed the Chelsea defenders to dictate the tempo of the game from their position. The likes of Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min, and Giovanni Lo-Celso retreated deep into their half during the second half.
This gave the likes of Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen the time to pick out incisive passes which sliced through the whole Tottenham team.
This should be avoided against Arsenal in the North London Derby at all costs. Arsenal has highly capable ball-playing defenders like Ben White and Gabriel Magalhaes with the ability to send precise passes through the midfield.
Tottenham Hotspur must ensure that the Arsenal defenders are not given time and space on the ball to make decisions on passes. If given the opportunity Chelsea were afforded, Arsenal's defenders are capable of replicating what Chelsea's defenders did.
To avoid giving the Gunners defence space, the Tottenham attacking players must try to stay high up the pitch and avoid retreating deep like they did against Chelsea. Every pass and move from Arsenal's defence must be tracked and stopped.
Disrupting the synchronisation between Arsenal's defence and midfield is very necessary and Tottenham Hotspur must ensure it is done.
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