Arsenal vs. Tottenham’s North London Derby will be more important than any of their matchups in recent memory. With Arsenal sitting at first place and Tottenham sitting one point back in third, this game will have massive ramifications on the Premier League title race.
The October 1st North London Derby matchup between these teams won’t be a title decider, but it is absolutely one of the biggest north London Derby games in the race for the trophy all season. This North London Derby game should be seen as on the scale of Liverpool vs. Chelsea have been for recent seasons. The North London Derby winner here will be in pole position to race Manchester City for the title, and could very well be on top at the end of the season.
Elite Clubs Are Falling
While Arsenal and Tottenham will have competition for the title, most notably Manchester City, they have less competition than ever before after seven games played. The likes of Liverpool, Manchester United, and Chelsea have fallen to the waste side for now, as they are attempting to bounce back from slow starts.
This is the time for these two London clubs to take advantage and make a run at the Premier League title. Most fans want to still believe that the top of the league will be Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, and Manchester United, in some order of that, but it looks like maybe one or two of those teams will be competing against the north London club’s.
Arteta’s Arsenal Are For Real
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal has only looked extremely vulnerable once this season, which was their 3-1 to Manchester United. Arsenal is a club that has not reached the top four since the 2015-16 season. However, Arsenal was in an identity crisis for the last half-decade and has made over halls of overpriced and aging players and has gone with a youth movement.
This youth movement has paid off in abundance for Arsenal, as the likes of Bukayo Saka, Martinelli, William Saliba, and the new edition striker Gabriel Jesus has created a new, fun, exciting team with a completely new identity for the red side of London.
The final completion for this Arsenal rebuild will be to dominate Tottenham in the North London Derby game after the international break.
Tottenham Have Everything For Championship Side
Tottenham on the other hand, have been on the brink of competing for years, but haven’t formulated the right team. Now, it looks like as other teams are beginning to see their dynasties age and fall, the Spurs are just as good as they have always been.
The scary part about this Tottenham side is that they do not just rely on Harry Kane and Son Heung-min anymore. In fact, when the Spurs stars are having a rough patch, they’ve had the likes of Richarlison, Dejan Kulusevski, and Ivan Perišić to step it up.
Tottenham now have everything in place to allow their stars to be the best players they can be, and a win against Arsenal will be a statement for the title race for them.