Tottenham travel to the Emirates on Sunday, home of their biggest rivals, Arsenal.
These two teams meet in the north London Derby, one of the most talked about and anticipated derbies of the year. The Gunners last met Spurs in early March last season when they were defeated 2-1 at White Hart Lane, thanks to goals from Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale.
This will be the earliest north London Derby in the season since 1997, when they drew 0-0 at Highbury on August 28.
The last time Arsenal hosted Spurs was in November last season. The Gunners comfortably defeated them 5-2, after Adebayor gave the Lilywhites the lead before earning himself a red card for a rash challenge on Santi Cazorla.
The north London derby prior to that, was in late February, the season before, once again at the Emirates, and similar to the November meeting eight months ahead, Spurs took the lead, this time by two. Sagna headed a rare goal to give Wenger' men hope, before Van Persie scored a beauty to level it. Rosicky completed the comeback, and two devine finishes in quick succession from Theo Walcott put the cherry on the cake, giving Arsenal a 5-2 win.
On Sunday, the Gunners have the chance to make it three-in-a-row at the Emirates, but will Spurs be too much? Spurs have lit up the transfer window with the signatures of Capoue, Soldado, Chadli, Lamela and possibly the cheap signing of Christian Eriksen, have Spurs done enough to brush Arsenal aside, and secure top four?
I believe Spurs' Emirates luck will change and they can definitely fight for a victory on Sunday. On the other hand, the support from the Arsenal fans could help Arsenal get what would be in my opinion, a shock win.
Arsenal have a distinctive lack of signings, only securing the services of Sanogo and Flamini, both taking nothing from the Gunners budget. It is certain that Arsenal won't confirm any new signings that will play on Sunday, but with the possibility of Ozil, Di Maria and Benzema, can Arsenal challenge for the title?
So many questions unanswered, but some will be answered on Sunday, and some on Monday.
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