SPURS TO PIP EMERY
WITH Arsenal having gone 18 games unbeaten and Spurs taking Chelsea apart last weekend, the north London derby should be a great occasion.
I must confess that, after seeing Arsenal lose their first two games under Unai Emery (below), I thought they were in big trouble.
He appeared to be struggling to stamp his mark on the side he inherited from Arsene Wenger.
Since then, they have been outstanding, with really good results and decent football.
Until that victory over Chelsea, which was followed up with a Champions League win over Inter Milan, Spurs had probably gone under the radar a little because of the starts that Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea had made in the Premier League. No longer. Because that performance against Chelsea at Wembley was as good a display as I have seen for a long time. It was hugely impressive.
I’m not saying that they are going to win the title, but they proved they can live with the best teams.
Also, we will be expecting more from Spurs after that.
Mauricio Pochettino has built an excellent team, who are also good to watch.
I think it was no coincidence that Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Son Heung-min all started, which hasn’t always been the case. With Christian Eriksen just behind them, it’s some attacking force.
There are few better frontthrees in the country and against Chelsea they were sheer class.
On paper, it has the makings of a fantastic game, but, with the way Tottenham played last week, I think I’d go for them.