‘Virtually identical’: Kevin Campbell is worried about one fixture coming up for Arsenal after watching Manchester United game
Mikel Arteta’s men fell to their first defeat of the new campaign after a 3-1 loss at Old Trafford.
The Gunners dominated for large periods of the game but were undone by clinical counter-attacking from United.
And former Gunners man Kevin Campbell has said he is worried about playing Spurs on Monday Madness.
Campbell worried about one fixture for Arsenal
“One thing we do know about Manchester United is they’ve got players who can hurt you, if you let them,” Campbell said.
“But for us, and this is a really important point I’m going to make, for us to play against a counter-attacking team, we have to learn to make sure we stop that midfield from getting free and opening us up.
“Because you know who we’re playing in a few weeks time who play on the counter-attack?”
“Tottenham.” host Sophie Nicolaou responded.
Campbell added: “That lot down the road [Tottenham]. And I tell you what, I watched the game [Arsenal vs United] back last night then after that it twigged me to watch Manchester City vs Spurs last season and it’s virtually identical.”
The first North London derby of the season takes place on October 1 at the Emirates stadium.
Spurs haven’t beaten Arsenal away from home in the Premier League since 2010, so history looks good for Mikel Arteta’s side.
But under Antonio Conte, Tottenham have become a lethal counter-attacking side and Arsenal struggled to deal with a similar approach over the weekend.
Recent North London derbies have favoured the home side but Arsenal will certainly have to be wary of Spurs’ threat on the counter next month.
Both sides have started the season in excellent form and it looks set to be a huge clash in a few weeks time.
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