Fresh from their 5-1 humiliation against Bayern Munich in Wednesday’s champions league match, Arsenal will be hoping to make up for it when they host Tottenham Hotspur in this English Premier League match on Sunday.
The gunners were a pale shadow of themselves in Germany and coach Arsene Wenger will be hoping they have put that loss behind them and can force a win at home.
The result in Germany was however not surprising for an Arsenal side that has struggled in Europe but their title hopes look positive this season and a win at home against their North London rivals will be a major boost.
Going into this match, the gunners have a good home record having lost just twice in 13 matches played at the Emirates.
Furthermore, Spurs have won just once in their 22 matches against Arsenal giving the gunners a head start in this fixture.
With a good number of his key players injured, Wenger will be hoping that Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud will rise to the occasion. The two have six goals each.
Spurs remain unbeaten after losing to Manchester United in the opening match of the season and this should give them plenty of confidence going to Emirates.
In Harry Kane, they have an incredible striker who should be able to score against Arsenal.
After scoring in the Champions League against CSK Moscow, Manchester United coach Van Gaal will be hoping that his main striker Wayne Rooney carries the same form when they host West Brom.
Before Wednesday, Rooney had struggled to score goals and the poor form mirrored United’s matches.
United have been stuck at fourth position for a while now and will go into Saturday’s match keen to break into the top three.
Champions Chelsea are also inspired going into Saturday’s match against Stoke City at home.
There was relief for Coach Jose Mourinho after the midweek victory in the Champions League. That win could just have won him more days at the Bridge and beating Stoke City will make his stay even inevitable.
Leaders Manchester City are away to Aston Villa on Saturday while Liverpool host Crystal Palace on the back of a 3-1 win against Chelsea last weekend.
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