Report: Tottenham's 'amazing' 23-year-old in line to start v Arsenal, Conte loves him this season
All eyes will be on North London tomorrow dinner time when Arsenal take on Tottenham as the Premier League returns to action.
Both clubs have enjoyed fine starts to the season and while Tottenham are the unbeaten of the pair, it is Arsenal who sit atop the Premier League table, with Manchester City breathing down their necks.
For Tottenham, its a chance to really showcase their title credentials and Antonio Conte will be desperate for his side to do the business. They hammered Leicester City last time out, and Conte will be hoping to draw on that performance to bring the best from his players this weekend.
Of course, against the Foxes, Conte opted not to start with Emerson Royal at right wing-back. Ivan Perisic played instead with Sessegnon on the left. But according to The Sun, there is a high chance that Emerson is recalled back into the starting XI this weekend. It comes amid reports in the same article that the Brazilian has spent a fortune on trying to improve outside of standard training.
Dubbed ‘amazing‘ by Graham Roberts for one performance last season, Royal has caught the eye of Conte this season, with the Italian recently saying how impressed he’d been with his defender’s improvement this term.
TBR’s View: Emerson Deserves Arsenal Chance
He might have his limitations at times but Emerson Royal has done more than enough this season to warrant being give a chance in the biggest game of the season so far.
For Royal, it will be a chance for him to show just how that off field work is going for him. A big performance could cement his slot as Spurs’ main right wing-back. And with Mat Doherty back in the frame, it’s more important than ever that Royal impresses.
It’s a huge game this weekend and both Arsenal and Tottenham will be fancying their chances.
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