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Wenger on harnessing the emotions of the derby…
Wenger speaking on the London Derby, He said to Arsenal.com: “You want a good balance between being calm and cold-blooded and as well [to allow it to] boost your energy levels because your emotions can help you get to the level of motivation and energy that is vital.
“Once you’re in the game, you want to use that energy in the most rational way, and be calm, intelligent, relaxed and analyse well – but determined. That’s why the top level is so difficult, if it is is only emotional, you go nowhere.”
Meanwhile, Tactical expert Michael Cox speaking on the things that could happen in the derby, he Said: “Spurs play their high defensive line excellently, closing down in midfield with the backline stepping up quickly to catch opponents offside, although against the speed of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, this could be a risky strategy.
“Davinson Sanchez has largely enjoyed a good first campaign since moving from Ajax, but has been guilty of some errors in recent weeks.”
“Belgian centre-back Toby Alderweireld is back in the side after a long injury absence, but probably won’t be up at full speed, so Aubameyang may want to make runs into that inside-left channel.”
Well this is what the Gunner could look like in today’s game v Tottenham.