Arsenal are hosting Tottenham at The Emirates Saturday evening. Spurs will be hoping they can improve their record against their north London rivals after three losses against The Gunners last season. The visitors have been in patchy form in the league so far this campaign. They have taken just one point from their last three games, but did come from behind to beat Championship Nottingham Forrest in the League Cup on Wednesday.
Here are three players Arsenal should be wary of this weekend:
1. Nacer Chadli
The Belgium didn’t have a great season last year; he only netted two twice and never really seemed to settle. However under the guidance of Mauricio Pochettino he has been reinvigorated. Three goals so far this season mean he is Tottenham’s top scorer and he is relishing his new role.
Chadli has been given a freer role behind Emmanuel Adebayor in an attacking front three. Although results havn’t been going their way, Chadli has been a consistent performer.
Look for him to run beyond the Arsenal defence but at nearly 6’ 2” he will be a nuisance in the air as well.