5 reasons why Tottenham Hotspur will win the North London Derby

Esther Moore
February 10, 2018

Since Pochettino took over at the club ahead of the 2014-15 season, his side have beaten Arsenal only twice in eight tries.

Arsenal pulled one back through striker Emmanuel Adebayor but Tottenham were not done, as midfielder Steed Malbranque tapped in from close range late in the game.

The North London Derby is one of the most highly anticipated Premier League fixtures of the season, especially given how much importance this game holds in the race for the top four.

Earlier this week Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino defended his players by saying part of football is about "tricking the opponent" and, while Wenger believes those comments have been blown out of proportion, he said simulation was an increasing problem.

Despite the 2-0 loss away at the Emirates in November, Spurs head into the North London derby this weekend as the favourites.

They are unbeaten in their last 8 Premier League games and look to be more confident after collecting 4 points against the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool. "For different reasons, it is tough".

"Sometimes you want your players to be intelligent, they have played a little bit with the rules, they make more of it on the penalty case".

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"It was unique: there was respect for people, respect for managers, and even when I arrived at Southampton five years ago, it was still there".

He added: 'But now the owners are different.

Alli and Bournemouth's Adam Smith are the only two England-born players who rank in the top six for most bookings for diving, although Raheem Sterling and Zaha - products of English academies after being born in Jamaica and Ivory Coast respectively - are also among the frequent culprits.

While not naming which players he was referring to, Wenger's remarks came just four days after Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane and Dele Alli were accused of diving during their last English Premier League (EPL) game against Liverpool (2-2), reports Efe. "It's like when you move house". "It's like growing up in a certain house for 20 years and then moving". Tottenham is a -105 money-line favorite, meaning you would need to wager $105 to win $100.

"The first few nights you don't sleep because everything is completely different". It's a new house but it's not your home.

With Arsenal pushing bodies forward, striker Robbie Keane collected a long ball and drilled it home after the restart.

"For the fans, it's the same. They are a very competitive team with a lot of quality and sure, it will be a hard game, an wonderful game and it's going to demand our best performance to win". "All of us are creatures of habit".

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