Wenger fears Arsenal's top four chances are in peril

Ruben Ruiz
February 12, 2018

Spurs have been the superior team in north London for at least the past two years, but have still struggled in matches against Arsenal.

While they are now six points off the top four, although Liverpool still have a game in hand, it still does not look like Arsenal will cover that difference based on their performances in this season.

A 1-0 win in the North London Derby on Saturday propels Spurs up to third in the Premier League standings, while a glamour tie against Italian giants Juventus is next on the agenda in the Champions League on Tuesday. Here are five things we learned from the game.

Nacho Monreal also came off in that 5-1 victory due to illness but should be available to retain his place while Danny Welbeck (hip) is back in contention.

ARSENE WENGER will not prioritise the Europa League - despite virtually conceding Arsenal's top-four hopes. You can say, "We are not strong enough when defending our goal", but when you look at the numbers and compare them to the top six, we do not score enough goals away from home.

Martin Keown claimed that the Arsenal defence lacked the hunger to take on Harry Kane this afternoon, only for Arsene Wenger to refute such claims.

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Spurs likewise had few chances in a poor first half but Kane made amends with his 23rd league goal of the season, his seventh top-flight derby strike in as many games.

Arsenal's next game in away against Ostersunds of Sweden, on Thursday, in the last 32 of the Europa League.

There was a period of about 15 minutes in the second half were it actually felt like he was taking on the whole of the Arsenal team himself, winning tackles, breaking up play and driving his side forward at will.

"I am very pleased with our players".

On the other hand, the hosts will depend on the harmony between their attacking line players, Christian Eriksen, Son Heung-min, Dele Alli and Harry Kane who tops the Premier League goal scorer list with 22 goals. Football is not about switching off for three games and then switching it on for one game.

"We'll look back and take some positives, but at the end of the day it was a big game for us and we lost". "We have to keep going".

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