Daily Archives: November 4, 2016
The North London derby comes up on Sunday as the Gunners host their fierce rivals, Tottenham, in what would prove to be an important fixture in this season’s title race. The Gunners are three points ahead of their rivals and would be hoping to inflict some damage on them, as Tottenham currently has the proud record of being to only unbeaten team with 10 games gone.
Without further ado, here are some interesting North London Derby stats
Head to Head
Arsenal haven’t defeated Tottenham in the last four North London derbies with the White half of North London earning themselves four draws, and of course, defeat their neighbors when Harry Kane put his name in Tottenham folklore with a brace against Arsenal. However, the Gunners have quite an enviable record against Spurs with one loss in their last 20 games. In this 20 game haul, the Gunners have recorded 12 victories.
In the last 43 meetings with Tottenham, Arsenal has scored at least once. For some reason, the Gunners don’t just know how to fire blanks when they face off against Tottenham, which is bad news for those Fantasy Football Managers with Spurs defenders in their teams. It’s also worth noting that Tottenham’s last clean sheet against the Gunners came some 14 games ago. With the form Arsene Wenger’s men have been in this season, I expect that tally to rise to 15.
Clash of the Managers
Since Arsene Wenger took over in 1996, he has played 11 different Tottenham managers but twitchy ol’ Harry Redknapp has the best record, with three wins, three draws and three defeats in nine games against Wenger. Who can forget that crazy 4-4 at the Emirates in Redknapp’s first season. Martin Jol turns out to be the worst of the pile, as he has never recorded a victory in his career against Wenger with four draws and five defeats.
However, the young and vibrant Mauricio Pochettino has never lost to Arsene Wenger in the Premier League with the Argentine amassing one win and three draws in the four league meetings. However, his only loss to Wenger came in a Mathieu Flamini-inspired League Cup win.
For info on the other managers that have faced off against Wenger, you can check it out here.
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