The native rivals meet within the Premier League on Sunday, with the Gunners supervisor admitting the power of Harry Kane and co can hassle his facet
Tottenham have one of many “most particular” attacking models in European soccer, admits Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta, forward of the rivals clashing within the north London derby on Sunday.
Spurs have scored greater than 100 targets in all competitions this season , with Harry Kane and Son Heung-min proving significantly spectacular as they chase silverware and a return to Champions League soccer below Jose Mourinho.
Arteta admits it is going to be robust to arrange his Arsenal facet to face the Spurs onslaught, and that they need to minimize out the defensive sloppiness which has these days plagued them, earlier than their Premier League assembly.
What did Arteta say?
Talking after Arsenal’s 3-1 victory within the Europa League final 16 first leg conflict away to Olympiacos, Arteta stated of Tottenham’s assault: “It’s very troublesome as a result of the extent of high quality, precision, understanding and chemistry that they’ve between them makes them in all probability one of the particular ones in Europe.
“They don’t want a lot. They can create their very own possibilities, they can hyperlink as a crew. So it’s actually troublesome to do this, however we are going to put together the sport effectively to attempt to step them clearly.”
Why ought to Arsenal be apprehensive?
The Gunners have conceded 14 targets because the begin of 2021, and 7 of them have come immediately from defensive errors – together with each strikes they’ve conceded up to now seven days.
They have been caught out taking part in from the again when Granit Xhaka’s tried clearance got here off Burnley striker Chris Wooden and rebounded into the online in Arsenal’s 1-1 draw at Turf Moor final Saturday, and on Thursday within the Europa League Dani Ceballos was robbed and Bernd Leno overwhelmed when out of place of their 3-1 victory in Athens.
Tottenham in the meantime beat Dinamo Zagreb 2-Zero of their Europa League conflict, Kane scoring twice to take his private purpose tally to 26 in all competitions this season.