'Going Arsenal': Micah Richards shares his North London derby prediction
Micah Richards has backed Arsenal to win as he shared his North London derby prediction on The Monday Night Club.
The importance of the upcoming North London derby is increasing with every passing game Arsenal and Tottenham play. Currently, it is the Gunners who sit on pole position to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Mikel Arteta’s men are two points clear of Spurs. And they have now won their last three, with Chelsea and Manchester United beaten along the way.
Tottenham had appeared to be on course to snatch the spot from the Gunners. Antonio Conte’s side were flying up until they faced Brighton and Brentford.
Ultimately, their win over Leicester on Sunday was their first in three. And crucially, it is still in their hands as winning all four games will guarantee that fourth spot.
But clearly, so much seems to rest on that North London derby. Interestingly, Richards believes that it will be Arsenal who get themselves across the line in that particular game.
“Arsenal. I’m saying Arsenal. I think Arsenal, yes. I just think with their form and winning the last three, I’m going Arsenal,” he told The Monday Night Club.
Tottenham may be in easier position despite Richards’ North London derby prediction
Of course, Arsenal will be in a good position if it all comes down to the one game. A win would be ideal, but a draw would also be enough for them.
However, that may be what helps Tottenham. For Conte’s men, only victory will do. So they do not have to think about their game-plan too much. Arsenal, on the other hand, have to make a decision over whether to stick or twist.
And Spurs will have home advantage. That could be critical given the atmosphere that can be created inside Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
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