As has become the norm ahead of a clash with Arsenal, at least one of the Tottenham players started spouting off about turning tides or some such nonsense. It was no surprise to see that former Gunner Emmanuel Adebayor was having a pop at Arsenal before Sunday’s game at White Hart Lane, but I wonder what he has to say now. Well Manu?
Adebayor convinced Spurs can take advantage of Arsenal in the NLD!
Emmanuel Adebayor, once loved by the Arsenal supporters, now probably one of the club’s most hated players currently in the game, will again face up against his former side whilst featuring for Arsenal’s biggest rivals in the North London Derby.
As you are probably well aware, Arsenal are just going through a bit of a tough time with illness and injuries. It seems like I have been writing the same thing since the start of the season and it was only just getting better when the likes Of Ramsey, Giroud, Gibbs and Ozil all picked up knocks.
However, there is some good news on that front. Mesut Ozil trained with the rest of the squad yesterday, suggesting that he will be alright to start the crucial FA cup clash against Spurs today. Olivier Giroud apparently spent yesterday in bed trying to get over a bit of sickness, so all we can do is hope on that one.
Tottenham nabbed a last minute winner against Stoke yesterday to keep themselves in with a chance of nicking the last Champions League position from Arsenal, and believe that Wigan are in the perfect frame of mind to cause an upset at the Emirates tomorrow evening.
Wigan may have won the FA Cup, but now they are fighting for their Premiership survival, and the Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas thinks that they are primed and ready for tomorrow. AVB said: “Obviously there is great emotion and motivation going through the Wigan players’ heads at the moment, and we saw the message from Dave Whelan saying they are absolutely focused.”
To borrow a phrase from the retiring Alex Ferguson, it really is squeaky bum time for Arsenal. Tottenham got yet another result they barely deserved at Stoke today, which means that the Gunners are now sitting outside the Champions League places in fifth position.
Spurs now have 69 points, two more than Arsenal, so we absolutely must beat Wigan Athletic at the Emirates on Tuesday. It will definitely go to the last day of the season, whatever the result against Wigan. The Gunners have an away game at Newcastle, while their North East rivals Sunderland travel to White Hart Lane. Both of those teams could need a result to guarantee their Premier League safety, depending on how they do today and how Wigan do on Tuesday.
It’s been hard for Arsenal fans in the last few years watching our ex-players leaving the Emirates in search of trophies (or money!). It was nice to see Nasri’s face yesterday after yesterday’s Cup Final defeat, but he did win a Premiership medal last season, even if it was just by the skin of his teeth….
We all cannot ignore the fact that Van Persie has just won the Premiership in his first year away from Arsenal and Fabregas of course has won a La Liga title in Spain, Clichy joined Nasri at City, and our old friend Emmanuel Adebayor won the Cops Del Rey with Real Madrid, but now I have just heard that bloody Nicklas Bendtner has won a Serie A winners medal while on loan at Juventus!
The ex-Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor is not the most popular player amongst our exiles, and he is plotting to put the pressure on us by beating Stoke today. If Spurs win this afternoon then Arsenal will drop back down to fifth in the table and will need nothing less than a win against Wigan on Tuesday to regain the advantage.
Adebayor said yesterday: He said: “We sit one point behind Arsenal in fourth, so it is a good position for us.
“Now we’ve got two more games to go. Last year we finished in the top four so why not this year?
Players Who Regret Leaving Arsenal by Dan S.
Last week Arsene Wenger was quick to squash any hope Alex Song may have had of returning to Arsenal. Song has failed to establish himself in Barcelona’s star studded midfield and was hoping that a return to the Emirates might be his solution to a lack of game time at the Spanish giants.
Is a top four finish a path to success? by Freezy
In short, the answer is no. Nowadays there is something bigger than the allure of Champions League football; money. Arsenal can’t claim that getting in the top four will allow us the chance to sign amazing players when we’ve been doing it for years yet still lost the likes of Nasri, Adebayor and most recently Van Persie, with no thought of a like for like replacement.
Higuain could be free for Arsenal to make a swoop! by KJ
Gonzalo Higuain has fallen out of favour at Real Madrid becoming second striker to Karim Benzema. As a result, there has been massive speculation over his future this summer and the Sunday Mirror is reporting that his representatives in Spain have started negotiations with a host of English clubs for a summer move. Now one of these potential suitors could in fact be Arsenal.
People say that the form book goes out of the window in a local derby, although the last two games between Arsenal and Tottenham have been remarkably similar, with the Spuds taking the lead, getting a man sent off and losing 5-2. There would be a lot of happy Gooners if that was to happen for an amazing third derby in a row. The bookies don’t think it is likely, though, as they are offering odds of 125/1 against the Gunners winning 5-2. You may even get better odds if you check out this betting bonus information.
The last time Arsenal played Tottenham was back in mid-November, and turned out to0 be a very good day indeed for the Gunners. Andre Villas-Boas opted for a fairly attacking line up with both Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor starting. It began well for Spurs, with both strikers being involved in the early goal. Then a moment of madness from Adebayor got him sent off and Arsenal dominated the match and smashed five goals in.