Danny Murphy has said that Spurs do not have the players to challenge the Gunners on Sunday in an article for The Evening Standard. The BBC pundit also claimed that the Gunners have more firepower going into the match and they play with more confidence and creativity (via The Evening Standard).
The North London Derby is just a few days away and fans and pundits alike are now analysing the fixture. Danny Murphy has had his say on the match in his Evening Standard column and he is hardly complimentary about his ex-team.
‘On current form, Spurs simply do not have the players to damage them, so why should they [Arsenal] worry?’ Murphy wrote.
‘Where is the pace in the Tottenham team that can hurt Arsenal? Kyle Walker is very quick but he runs from a deep position. Moussa Sissoko is quick but he is suspended.
‘Vincent Janssen, Heung-Min Son, Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen are not fast enough to go past people, so the only attacker in the Spurs side who can do that is Dele Alli.’
Murphy spent just one season at White Hart Lane in between lengthy spells at Liverpool and Fulham. The Englishman now works as a pundit for the BBC and seems convinced that Arsenal go into the match in better shape than his former employers.
‘Arsenal are playing with more confidence and creativity.’ He wrote.
‘Look at the way they played in beating Chelsea 3-0 earlier in the season. They put pressure on their defence, scored early and played in a manner that oozed confidence.’
Arsenal fans across the world will be hoping that Murphy is correct in his analysis of the match. The Gunners are three points ahead of Spurs in the Premier League table but are level with both Manchester City and Liverpool with ten games played. It’s incredibly tight at the top of the league and the Gunners need three big points on Sunday afternoon.