Arsenal, who are joint leaders with Manchester City in the Premier League after 11 games, are hoping to pick up all three points when they host Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates on Sunday.
The Gunners now face a daunting game at their home to arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League action this weekend.
After a 5-1 defeat at the Allianz Arena against Bayern Munich, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger claims his side must bounce back strongly in the north London derby.
“We now have to focus on the Premier League on Sunday and bounce back with a different performance because we are in a good position in the league.
“It’s important that we realise what we did today and we know that.”, Wenger told the club’s official website.
However, the Gunners have now 10 players on the injury bench including David Ospina, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mikel Arteta, Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Tomas Rosicky, Danny Welbeck and Laurent Koscielny.
Koscielny sat out Wednesday’s 5-1 thrashing at the hands of the German champions Bayern Munich and Wenger is hopeful to overcome ahead of the second north London derby of the season.
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Wenger desperate to have his No. 1 defender available for Sunday’s encounter, and admits the level of outcome has to be up against Spurs.
The Gunners have won their five consecutive league games – scoring 16 goals in the process since their loss to Premier League champions Chelsea in September, although Wenger’s men will be desperate to bounce back after their massive 5-1 defeat to Bayern during midweek.
Victory against Tottenham would be an ideal way for Gunners to get over their Champions League humiliation. The bookmakers are clearly on the host side too, backed strongly by SportyTrader’s detailed analysis on this derby and backed with odds of 7/10, while Spurs have less impressive odds of winning.
Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur are 5th in the standings at the moment with 20 points from 11 games. Spurs confidence looks pretty high after extending their unbeaten form to 10 games following a 3-1 victory over Aston Villa at White Hart Lane.
It is a great achievement for Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino as his side haven’t lost in the Premier League since the season opener against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Spurs have lost only three games in this entire 2015-16 season so far, including a fixture against Anderlecht in the Europa League Group stage last month.
Arsenal are currently find themselves second in the league table with 25 points from 11 game, level on points with leaders Manchester City.
It will be interesting to see what happens in one of the biggest derbies in the Premier League this weekend..!