The Premier League returns this weekend with its ninth round. The highlight will be the classic between Arsenal and tottenhamat Emirates Stadium.
The match is a direct confrontation for the Premier League leadership. Arsenal are at the top, with 18 points, one more than Tottenham.
Coach Mikel Arteta predicts a difficult game for the Gunners.
“They have a very clear identity in the way they are playing and it has been really impressive. We know that both teams expect a very difficult game,” he said.
On the other hand, coach Antonio Conte highlighted the importance of the classic.
“We know very well the importance of this game and the rivalry between the clubs. It is an important game for both teams and we want to do our best. All teams try to play a game to win, to get the three points, especially if we are talk about a derby”, he declared.
Manchester City are watching this match. The team led by Pep Guardiola also has 17 points.
However, in addition to rooting for a draw in the London derby, the Citizens will have to win their derby. The team faces Manchester United at Ettihad Stadium,
Check out the games of the round:
- Arsenal vs Tottenham
- Bournemouth v Brentford
- Crystal Palace vs Chelsea
- Fulham vs Newcastle
- Liverpool v Brighton
- Southampton vs Everton
- West Ham vs Wolverhampton
- Manchester City vs Manchester United
- Leeds United vs Aston Villa
- Leicester v Nottingham Forest