Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal Tactical Preview | Conte vs Arteta | Tactical Analysis
Premier League will witness a high-voltage match as Tottenham will host their neighbours and arch-rivals Arsenal on Sunday evening.
Spurs' improvement since the arrival of Antonio Conte have been evident; the Italian manager has ignited the team from their ashes and propelled them to a top-ten finish.
However, the recent elimination from EFL Cup to Chelsea has humbled them down. But Tottenham should get back to winning ways in the North London derby.
While Arsenal are battling to finish in the top four after exhibiting tremendous transformation over the months.
Despite getting knocked out of the FA Cup, Arsenal redeemed themselves as they held Liverpool 0-0 after being 10 men down. This tells how the Gunners have improved substantially.
Antonio Conte vs Mikel Arteta: whose tactics are superior?
The two astute managers will clash for the first time in North London Derby and will be ready to outclass each other with their sage tactics.
Both the clubs have become competitive teams in Premier League and are eyeing a top-four spot to qualify for Champions League.
The arrival of Conte has seen how the Spurs came back to their lives, and their pressing has changed.
Antonio Conte’s 3-4-2-1 and 3-5-2 formation has made Spurs press brilliantly in the middle third and play with unusual directness with long diagonal into the front three wing-backs or sharp vertical passes.
However, Arsenal will not sit back; they will try to shake things up, drop deeper, and soak up the pressure.
Mikel Arteta has to mitigate Tottenahm's wing-backs’ presence to counter this, as Conte always expects most from his wing-backs. So, if Arteta accomplishes this, Conte’s men will find it hard to counter-attack through wing-backs.
Don’t forget Arsenal almost won against Manchester City and kept Liverpool players at bay despite being 10-men down. So, Conte might see his players dropping back if Arsenal force more of that passivity.
Arsenal will miss their key midfielders and likely to be brittle on center. However, this can allow Conte’s men to counter-attack in the areas in which Gunners’ key midfielders keep hold of the opponent’s players.
So, basically, the Spurs will not play on Arsenal’s high line without son and opt for counters through the middle and dribble past defenders with the help of Lucas Moura instead of long-balls, as the Gunners have two tall defenders who can counter them.
This will be a high-intensity match, and both the gaffers are ready to pit their wits.
Tottenham vs Arsenal: Form Guide
Tottenham vs Arsenal: Predicted XI
Tottenham Hotspur possible XI(3-4-3): Lloris; Tanganga, Sanchez, Davies; Emerson, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Winks, Sessegnon; Lucas, Kane
Arsenal possible XI (4-4-2): Ramsdale; Chambers, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney; Saka, White, Lokonga, Martinelli; Lacazette, Nketiah
Tottenham vs Arsenal: Prediction
This will be a tough fixture, and both teams will need a win to boost their Champions League qualification hopes.
Both the clubs have a star-studded squad at their disposal and top-class managers. We think a draw is on the cards, as it will be a proper feisty encounter that will add to the spectacle.