The battles to watch out for in tomorrow’s North London derby.
Arsenal face sworn enemies Tottenham Hotspur this weekend at the Emirates Stadium, with both clubs looking to get an early move on their bitter rivals in the first North London derby of the season.
With a white hot atmosphere expected in North London, it will be key that the 22 players out on the pitch keep their heads – with these five key battles likely to define what is always a highlight of the Premier League calendar:
Christian Eriksen vs. Mikel Arteta
If there is one clear weakness in an Arsenal team that, for the most part, looks to be extremely strong then it is the lack of a genuine holding midfielder, with captain Mikel Arteta tasked with the job but not quite having the skill-set to excel. Christian Eriksen, who toiled against West Brom last week as they looked to shut him down with Claudio Yacob and Youssouf Mulumbu, may well appreciate playing against a side who pack the central area less and against an opponent who he may well be able to find some space against.