The first North London Derby of 2022 is here and folks all over the place can't wait for Arsenal and Tottenham to put on a show. With this matchup set to be placed at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Spurs are small favorites leading up to things.
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Both these teams are in the Top 4 hunt, with Arsenal currently in fifth place with its 35 points. Meanwhile for Spurs, THFC is in sixth place with 33 points. It's important to remember that Tottenham has two games in hand. So, which team will end up coming out on top?
🎙 “For sure I want to improve the situation. I think that the people deserve much more than this.”— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 14, 2022
Antonio Conte previews Sunday's North London Derby ⤵️
Tottenham vs. Arsenal North London Derby will be a great battle
Whenever these two teams face off, you can expect plenty of drama. Sunday's meeting will feature more of the same. With that said, some key players won't be able to suit up, including Arsenal's Granit Xhaka and Tottenham's Eric Dier.
For Spurs, manager Antonio Conte knows there will be plenty of pressure on the team to deliver in front of the home fans. He made it more than clear during his press conference on Friday that he wants to get the job done for the club's supporters.
"I am enjoying my time at Tottenham," Conte said during a press conference. "I have found a fantastic atmosphere, a great stadium, a great training ground, our fans are incredible. For sure I want to improve the situation. The people deserve much more than this."
Meanwhile on the other side of the pitch, Mikel Arteta would love nothing more than for his rising team to pull off a bit of an upset against their big-time rivals. Sunday's clash really can't get here soon enough.
This rivalry is among the best in all of sports, not just English football. Millions of folks will be tuning in to watch the latest chapter of things. We'll find out soon enough who can get the three points.