Pick your Arsenal XI to face Tottenham on Saturday
- Author: Angelo Rivera Nov 17, 2017,
Nov 17, 2017, 0:24
And Wenger says Arsenal will have to target Kane to prevent him from continuing his North London Derby hot streak.
Last season, Spurs finished ahead of Arsenal for the first time in 22 years as the Gunners finished 5th in the league while Spurs ended the season as runners-up. For what seems like the first time in decades, Tottenham is widely regarded as a clear favorite even though the match is taking place at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium. But to really consolidate their new-found status, the visitors will need to put in an assertive display against Arsenal on Saturday.
The last time Arsenal defeated Spurs in the league was on March 16, 2014, when Tomas Rosicky's second-minute strike - a goal manager Arsene Wenger described afterward as one that "will go in my collection of great goals" - held up as the victor in a 1-0 victory at White Hart Lane.
While Tottenham have begin to redress the balance in north London after years of Arsenal domination, they are without a victory at the Emirates for seven years.
"They've been there in the last few years so now I think they have to make sure they win something to show the progression".
Arsene Wenger has defended his decision to drop Alexandre Lacazette against Manchester City but forgot it was the second occasion he has benched his record signing this season.
They sit in third place in the Premier League and are top of their Champions League group.
"For 20 years", Wenger said, before smiling.
Pochettino, who hasn't been on the losing side in six meetings with Arsenal as Tottenham manager, accepted that history does count when assessing the relative merits of the sides. We were under pressure the last couple of years, with people talking about winning trophies. Just a shame we didn't push him to that end earlier.
Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Harry Winks all withdrew from the England squad with injuries while Hugo Lloris and Toby Alderweireld were also missing for France and Belgium respectively.
Arsenal last thumped Tottenham?