The Gunners make the short trip to White Hart Lane for what could be the last time on Sunday having reached the FA Cup final following victory over Manchester City last weekend.
This Easter Monday clash remains Tottenham’s biggest victory over Arsenal and came during a period in which they were comfortably outperforming the Gunners.
However, it won’t be easy against a Leicester side who have been resurgent under new manager Craig Shakespeare, who replaced the sacked title-winning coach Claudio Ranieri back in February.
Wenger’s sixth-placed side secured a late 1-0 win over Leicester City on Wednesday to move four points behind fourth-placed Manchester City and three behind Manchester United before Thursday’s Manchester derby.
“Why would we? Our aim is to be as strong as we can, not strengthen other teams“, he started, adding that even if the player fails to sign a new deal, he will remain at the Emirates. It’s good for the collective.
“In the end I think the win rewards the team that took the initiative in the game”.
“The wide players produce more work”, he said.
Sanchez’s future is far from certain amid an impasse in contract negotiations with his current Arsenal deal due to expire in 2018.
The team had two draws and two losses out of last five games (UEFA Champions League (2), English Premier League (3)).
And victory over Spurs at White Hart Lane would nearly certainly end any hope their north London rivals have of beating Chelsea to the championship. We have lost confidence.
“Is Gascoigne going to have a crack.he is you know.Oh I say”, was commentator Barry Davies’s memorable description of what happened next as the ball flew into the top corner. We’ll never know. But, we are professionals. If you want Arsenal to win by more than one goal, you could back them -1.0 on the Asian Handicap on SportyBet at (1.85).
“We just have to look after ourselves. You are not sure what’s around the corner”. An Arsenal win over Leicester is priced at (1.60) by SportyBet.
“I don’t think it was a drop-kick”, Shakespeare said. It hasn’t gone into a full blown pull, but we have to be mindful.
The Foxes return to action on Saturday when they travel to take on West Brom at the The Hawthorns.