After a disappointing loss against West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to redeem themselves but have a task ahead of them because they play north London rivals Arsenal who have also performed excellently this season and are just one position below spurs. Not only are they both contenders for the English Premier League title this season, they are also looking to earn the title of the premier team in North London. Arsenal lost their previous league match against Swansea at the Emirates which has most definitely caused a blow to their confidence. Spurs had the chance to go on top of the table but couldn’t manage to capitalize on it.
As we come close to the end of the season, winning becomes the main aim since these upcoming matches will prove to be the deciders of the league winner. The reason for concern for Tottenham should be the fact that this match has a do or die status because Arsenal are only one win away from coming on level with Spurs in terms of points. Further worry if Spurs loses or draws because it will lead to an increase in the gap between them and current table toppers, Leicester City and may possibly be the cause the title to slip away from their hands after coming so close.
Spurs also play two strong teams, Chelsea and Manchester United later on in the season whereas Arsenal only plays one which is Manchester City later on. It is also a matter of integrity to win against a city rival especially when it comes down to both teams being in such close reach to winning the league and also gives the fans something to be proud of. Coming into this match both teams are fairly demoralize after their losses, but both the teams will not settle for anything less than a win.
In their previous clash at Emirates, Spurs were able to pull off a draw and bring back a point with them which may prove to be fairly crucial. Spurs come into this match as favorites. In the same fixture last season they were victorious at White Hart Lane giving them a confidence boost when they face each other this weekend.
At this stage of the competition it comes down to every last detail and every mistake will make a difference and prove to cost either team the cup therefore there is no room for error. Tottenham will be looking at their first Premier league title in 55 years if they manage to do so which makes this match, one of grave importance.
This is hands down one of the most crucial match-ups this season and will undoubtedly be one of magnificence considering how integral it is to win. It will be a nail biter and not only an exciting match for the Arsenal and Tottenham fans but all the genuine football fans around the world who love the sight of great football being played.