Tim Sherwood appears to be losing control at White Hart Lane, with Arsenal well-placed to take advantage
Arsenal have been written off for the Premier League title in many quarters although they can get their season back on track at White Hart Lane on Sunday with a victory against their out-of-sorts North London rivals.
Arsene Wenger’s team come into the weekend’s fixtures trailing Chelsea by seven points but they have a game in hand over Jose Mourinho’s team and can be backed at 6/4 to claim a league double against Tottenham, with Paddy Power free bet among those firms offering that particular price.
Aaron Ramsey is struggling to be fit for the derby and Mesut Ozil has joined Jack Wilshere on the sidelines, although the midfield department still seems fairly sturdy when you consider the excellent form of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, while Santi Cazorla and Mikel Arteta can also provide plenty of cut and thrust.
The Ox is a 12/1 chance to score the first goal of the game and the England midfielder’s marauding runs are sure to be replicated against a Tottenham side who have shipped seven goals in their last two games.
Tim Sherwood was furious after his team’s apparent surrender Stamford Bridge where they went down by a 4-0 scoreline, while Thursday’s Europa League reverse against Benfica saw the manager admit that his team were outclassed.
The price about a home win has been pushed out to 11/5 with William Hill and it’s hard to feel too confident about that selection, even if Spurs are likely to be highly motivated when it comes to beating their arch-rivals.
Sherwood appears to have lost faith with several members of his squad and it could lead to a routine away win on Sunday, especially when you consider that Arsenal are more reliable defensively thanks to the fantastic pairing of Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny.
TIP: Arsenal to win @ 6/4 with Paddy Power