Arsenal great heaps pressure on Arsene Wenger ahead of Tottenham derby

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Arsenal legend David Seaman has insisted that the pressure is on his former club ahead of their League Cup clash with Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday evening.

The Gunners began the season with a home defeat at the hands of West Ham United, and despite picking up form subsequently, they have once again fallen on hard times.

Arsene Wenger’s side were defeated by Dinamo Zagreb in midweek, before losing to London rivals Chelsea at the weekend.

The Gunners now face another one of their city rivals, Tottenham, in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday evening.

Intriguingly, Spurs actually have a better record in the competition than Arsenal, having won the cup on four occasions to Arsenal’s two.

Speaking ahead of the derby, Seaman has insisted that the match is ‘must-win’ for Wenger’s team.

“Arsenal’s start has been okay, but it’s not been as good as what they hoped for I’m sure,” the former goalkeeper began, as per Goal.

“They have not had a great start, then they had a few good wins but they are going into this game off two defeats, and they don’t want to go into their next Premier League game after three defeats.

“So makes it a little bit more important for Arsenal to win in that aspect. It’s a massive game for the players and even bigger for the fans, the bragging rights are obviously dictated by who wins.

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“It will be a good game, and will be interesting to see what sort of side both teams put out because they will definitely put some not regular first teamers in there.

“It is important both put decent sides out there because if Tottenham put a full strength team out and Arsenal put a youth team out it’s not a good challenge. It’s about getting the mixture right.”

Arsenal last won the competition in 1993, having previously won the cup in 1987. Since then, they have been defeated finalists in both 2007 and 2011.

Having won the FA Cup last term, however, Wenger will be hoping that his side can bring in more silverware this term.


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