Manchester United went home with all three points against Tottenham thanks to David De Gea goalkeeping heroics that proved he isn’t a human being.
Full disclosure: I’m a life long Manchester United supporter so everything I might say in this post may be a little bias. However, I do try to be objective when my heart allows me to.
Manchester United was red hot (excuse the pun) going into this game. Under interim coach Ole Gunnar Solskjær, they had won their last five games in all competitions, scored a bunch of goals, and featured on Paul Pogba’s Instagram account again. Playing against a, at the time, third-placed Spurs away from home was going to be their stiffest test yet.
Tottenham and Arsenal meet in the North London derby at Wembley on Saturday.
What a game it will be. Spurs are on an impressive 11-match unbeaten stretch in all competitions, and the Arsenal must be feeling confident on the back of the sterling performance in their last game. Who do you have your money on?
As is the norm for Arsenal around this time of year, the Gunners are out of the title race, scrambling for a Champions League qualifying position, and the #WengerOut trend on Twitter has been one to look out for every weekend. Compelling stuff.
When asked on whether this has become the biggest fixture on Arsenal’s radar in the fixture calendar, Arsene Wenger replied:
“It’s the next one, so the next one is the biggest. It is a big game because we are behind in the table and we have to catch up. I must say that personally, it’s more important mathematically for us to come back as quickly as possible, rather than it being emotionally-charged. I’ve known the importance of this game for more than 20 years but for us, it’s an opportunity to come back in the table and get closer to the Champions League spots.”
Arsenal find themselves four points behind Spurs in the race for fourth place- the last champions league spot. A loss would be devastating to their chances.