Arteta wary of Mourinho’s ways

Brian Jeeves

Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – Premier League – Sunday 4:30pm

Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal – Preview;

It would appear to the naked eye that this is the perfect time for Arsenal to face North London rivals, Tottenham Hotspur.

The Gunners have impressed of late, putting together a five-match unbeaten sequence, playing a brand of football that is a little more recognisable to the Emirates faithful.

Nevertheless, despite an upturn in fortunes, coinciding with dark clouds gathering down the road, Mikel Arteta was mindful that Jose Mourinho has a knack of getting his way in the end,

“They have had some ups and downs but overall you can clearly see what he wants to bring to the club,” the Spaniard explained. 

“He manages the energy, the momentum and establishes a really strong culture in every football club.

“As well, he makes sure that he wins and he’s won in every single club that he’s been at. Obviously, the situation and the timing when he arrived is different than starting a new project right from the summer, but I’m sure he will be successful because he always finds the right way to do it. It will take him a bit of time but I’m sure he will do it.

“He has a very clear way of playing and a very clear way of how he manages games. I think clean sheets are a big thing that he wants to do, but don’t forget his teams always score a lot of goals and they are really successful and he’s been able to win titles because of that.”

Arsenal will be without Eddie Nketiah, serving the first of a three-match ban following his dismissal against Leicester. 

Mesut Ozil is being assessed, while Calum Chambers, Bernd Leno, Pablo Mari and Gabriel Martinelli remain sidelined. 

Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal – Head to head;

Tottenham Hotspur won; 64

Drawn; 53

Arsenal won; 82

Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal – Last five meetings (all competitions);

February 10, 2018 – Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Arsenal

December 2, 2018 – Premier League

Arsenal 4-2 Tottenham Hotspur

December 19, 2018 – Carabao Cup

Arsenal 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur

March 2, 2019 – Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Arsenal

September 1, 2019 – Premier League

Arsenal 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur

Jeevesie’s prediction; Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Arsenal 

(Quotes courtesy of Arsenal Football Club –

Brian Jeeves