NORTH LONDON DERBY DAY!
It’s here. I have worked too many hours this week to know if what I’m writing right now makes sense, but fuck it. THIS DAY IS GONNA BE MAD FAM.
Arsene Wenger has taken all his clothes off and he’s literally bathing in a tub of gloopy ‘I changed my tactics glory’, but look, who cares.
“In fairness, I wanted to do it a month-and-a-half ago, but I thought no, maybe we shouldn’t destroy the way we have played before, because we were 20 games unbeaten. When the confidence becomes fragile, sometimes just to focus on something different is important.
“At the moment it looks like it gets the best out of every player. It’s not a new system because I played it 20, 30 years ago! But it’s a system that sometimes brings some reassurance when the defensive confidence is not at the best.”
I love that he wanted to do it earlier.
‘Oh yeah man, I was gonna do it before but, like, stuff’
The big question today is whether the formation is going to sit well against arguably the form team of 2017. Pocehttino is the first manager to have a bit of an idea Wenger might go three at the back, so there will likely be a plan in place.
This game acts as a saving grace for a dirty turd of a season. Wenger can banish the cobwebs dusting up the fan love with one win. Killing Spurs dreams at White Hart Lane would be wonderful.
For Pochettino, this is a chance to show his team aren’t pathetic chokers. It’s his chance to banish the idea of being ‘Spursy,’ so the game is setup very nicely to be incredible.
I think we’re going to win. Some think we’ll drop an ugly draw. Some think we’ll get tanked and that this 3 at the back hasn’t be challenged by a form team yet.
Here we go, buckle up and have the booziest afternoon possible.
Also, play in the comments. It’s good banter.
P.S. I’m back full time from monday + podcast next week