Good afternoon, hope you are having a pleasant and restful Sunday so far. You join us ahead of kick off in North London, where Arsenal host Spurs for a 2pm fixture in the Premier League.
It has been rare over recent years for a North London Derby not to find at least one of the teams in a crisis. But today, both Tottenham and Arsenal come in to this fixture at The Emirates in decent form and decent heart.
The Ange Postecoglou era has begun with four wins and a draw out of the first five Premier League games, and it seems clear that he has brought some good vibes and new thinking into the club.
Here, Sam Wallace takes a look at what Ange has done, how, and why.
The Aussie seems like a very likeable bloke but not a guy to get on the wrong side of. I enjoyed his interview with Gary Lineker on Football Focus this weekend. Here’s Mike McGrath with some more on the new Spurs boss.
I enjoyed these quotes from the players saying that he’d had car trouble so he was late. “I had a flat tyre and there was a lot of traffic as well. But it’s not an excuse.”
I mean it does sound a bit like an excuse.
It sounds like they are adapting to life after Harry as well as can be expected.
Arsenal, likewise, have made a decent start to the campaign, also with four wins and a draw in the League, and a most encouraging 4-0 thumping of PSV in Europe midweek.
They both come into this unbeaten, the first time that’s happened since 1990.
Spurs record at Arsenal is really poor in the Premier League period. They’ve only taken three points in two of their 31 Premier League visits to their north London neighbours, drawing 11 and losing 18.