I don’t think it is an understatement to say that this is one of the most important games of the last 5 years.
This is bigger than a Europa League final. This is more important than an FA Cup. This game represents bragging rights for the next year and it is probably the most consequential game we’ll have from a future-facing perspective in a long time.
For Spurs, this game is mission-critical. If they lose, things might unravel fast. Antonio Conte could exit, a new manager will need funds to rebuild, that will likely mean major sales and a lot of short-term pain.
For Arsenal, we’re in good shape however the season ends, but really, you want Arsenal to be kicking on with 3 games to go. The upside is tremendous. The confidence of taking something from a beastly away game will be immeasurable, and our extremely young squad will be able to fast-track the learning experience in the toughest competition in the world next season.
Let’s be real though, this game won’t be easy, we could be sending out a starting 11 that is missing 4 key player in Ben White, Bukayo Saka, and Kieran Tierney. That is some serious spine missing from our squad and the fact no one is really talking about how damaging that could be shows you how far we’ve come. I’m expecting us to be very competitive tonight with Tomi at left back, Big Mo in midfield, Eddie up front, and The Smith, Odegaard, and Martinelli supporting.
The psychology of the game is tantalizing.
Every Arsenal fan I speak to is predicting doom.
Every Spurs fan that contacts me is predicting doom.
We are all a bag is nerves and fear.
We are a joke.
I have no predictions.
My strategy would be to sit deep, counter the Harry Kane midfield problem, make them come at us.
The worst thing that can happen is an early goal for them.
The longer the game goes, the more openings we’ll get, this is a test of patience… and nerves. Spurs has more experience than us.
So we’ll see where we go!
IT IS WITH THE GODS NOW!
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