If ever there was a time to playing Arsenal, this is not it.
Back to back Premier League defeats has ended Tottenham’s hopes of the title with the side drawing criticism from all corners of the footballing fraternity.
In hindsight, the pressure those defeats to Burnley and Chelsea has down dumbed down the importance of this North London derby even though a top four spot for both sides remains the goals for the season.
Tottenham need to bounce back and make their fans believe again so will it be a walk in the park for Spurs or should we be a little worried as Unai Emery’s Arsenal make the trip across town to Wembley?
It may be better to gloss over this section quickly as form is not good for Tottenham as mentioned above.
That 3-0 demolition of Borussia Dortmund now seems like a long time ago and the return of Harry Kane has not yet yielded the results we were all hoping for.
The same cannot be said of rivals Arsenal who are in the process of a transition phase. As much as it pains us to say, to even have the Gunners in contention for a top four spot is a fine achievement and the club come into the game off the back of a 5-1 thumping of Bournemouth and a 2-0 comfortable win over Southampton.
Head to Head
The North London derby is one of the most contested matches in the Premier League era and the recent home record for Tottenham over the Gunners is quite good.
Not since March 2014 has Spurs lost at home in the Premier League to the Arsenal although the Gunners did record a 2-1 victory in the League Cup at White Hart Lane in 2015.
This will be the third meeting between the two this season (both at the Emirates) with Arsenal winning a topsy turvy clash 4-2 in the league in December and Tottenham famously gaining revenge two weeks later in the League Cup with a 2-0 win.
Well we have to go for a Tottenham win don’t we!! Although form has not been good, now is the time bounce back and show the Lilywhite faithful that the season will not fade out like in previous seasons.
We are going for a 2-1 Spurs win with Kane to get on the scoresheet and generate that feel good factor ahead of the second leg Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.