Ian Wright backs Arsenal to beat Tottenham and makes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang contract prediction

first_img Arteta recalls playing for Arsenal in the North London DerbyTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:59FullscreenArteta recalls playing for Arsenal in the North London Derbyhttps://metro.co.uk/video/arteta-recalls-playing-arsenal-north-london-derby-2208896/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Arsenal’s bitter rivals – sitting two places behind them in 10th spot – have only managed two wins in their last 11 matches in all competitions and Jose Mourinho has faced heavy criticism, with his team scoring just five goals since season’s restart last month.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTDiscussing this weekend’s Premier League clash on Optus Sports, ex-Arsenal striker Wright said: ‘My nerves are always really frayed when it comes to the north London derby simply because it was one that you did not want to lose when you were playing. I’ve never lost that sense of, “Oh gosh, here we go, we’ve got to play them” but hopefully we’ll beat them. I think it’s a good time to play them at the moment.‘The chances we created against Leicester is why I feel so confident about the game on Sunday. But they need to be more ruthless with the chances they create because it deserved more goals. If they had got more goals, then the momentum and the confidence comes with it so it would’ve been a really good one if we could have finished them off in that first half.‘Leicester were trying to press. Dani Ceballos was very good because he would get the ball and he’s the one who can play. Arsenal are not creating enough from midfield but, in this instance, because Leicester were pressing Arsenal, Arsenal were able to pass it around, get through and we saw Dani Ceballos with the first goal, it was a fantastic pass from [Bukayo] Saka to [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang.’ Tottenham play host to Arsenal on Sunday afternoon (Picture: Getty)Ian Wright says Arsenal’s recent performances against Wolves and Leicester in the Premier League have made him ‘confident’ about their chances ahead of the north London derby but he feels his former club need to start showing more ‘ruthlessness’ in front of goal.The Gunners looked on course to secure their fifth straight victory in all competitions on Tuesday evening as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put them in front at home to Leicester, but Jamie Vardy struck late to seal a point for the visitors after Eddie Nketiah’s red card.Mikel Arteta’s men will be desperate to return to winning ways on Sunday afternoon at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, where they face a Spurs side badly struggling for form in recent months. Advertisement Ian Wright fancies Arsenal’s chances away at Spurs (Picture: Optus Sport)Wright added: ‘It will be interesting to see if Mourinho sits off because the problem Arsenal have had is trying to break that down with the creativity from the midfield.‘He’s probably going to try and frustrate Arsenal.’ Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 11 Jul 2020 5:01 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.2kShares Comment Mourinho speaks before Tottenham face Arsenal in the North London DerbyTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 23:48FullscreenMourinho speaks before Tottenham face Arsenal in the North London Derbyhttps://metro.co.uk/video/mourinho-speaks-tottenham-face-arsenal-north-london-derby-2208552/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Wright believes Arteta is slowly but surely leading Arsenal back in the right direction and is convinced Aubameyang will now follow Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli in committing his future to the club.‘When Mikel was coming, one thing I knew he would do was coach our players to a certain level simply because he won’t have the capability of buying his way out of trouble at Arsenal. It has been changed slowly with what they’ve been doing,’ he continued.‘Once Arteta gets into a situation where he gets the players he wants, you can see something is happening and he’s bringing through the young players. I think Aubamayeng will sign and it’s one of those situations now where it’s going to take time but we have to be patient. What will the result be at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium?Spurs win0%Draw0%Arsenal win0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results‘With the midfield, we need more from them and it’s something he’s trying to sort but it’s slowly happening and I’m just pleased we’re going into this Tottenham game with confidence.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘It was good for confidence to beat those teams. Going into the derby with Spurs playing Bournemouth and not even having a shot… Harry Kane who is kryptonite to us, who only needs one chance, so I believe if we can start like we did against Leicester and really put them to the sword, it could be a good day for Arsenal.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalWright believes Arsenal are facing their north London rivals at the perfect time, considering the doom and gloom surrounding Spurs in recent weeks. The ex-England international said: ‘Mauricio Pochettino wanted to freshen the place up. This is the reason why he probably lost his job in the end. Those players were getting tired and sluggish, a few of them had to move on.‘And then you bring in a manager like Mourinho and you’re seeing the same old descension in there. All of a sudden, he’s digging players out, the players look sluggish, he’s blaming the players, “I’ve not got this, I’ve not got that”. It doesn’t seem like there’s a good atmosphere around there at the moment.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: ‘Are you serious!?’ Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s class response to Tottenham questionMORE: Arsenal or Spurs? Paul Merson predicts who will finish higher in the Premier League next season Ian Wright backs Arsenal to beat Tottenham and makes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang contract prediction Advertisementlast_img

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