Saturday, 2 March 2019

Robert Pires reveals his prediction for Tottenham v Arsenal

Robert Pires looks ahead to Arsenal's trip to Tottenham in the Premier League on Saturday

Robert Pires is backing Arsenal to claim a 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League at Wembley this weekend.

The Gunners head into the game fresh from their impressive 5-1 win over Bournemouth in midweek as they kept themselves in fourth place in the Premier League table and a point ahead of Manchester United in fifth.

Spurs, meanwhile, are aiming to bounce back after the disappointment of two straight defeats against Burnley and Chelsea FC.

Arsenal head into Saturday’s clash knowing that a win would take them to within just one point of third-placed Tottenham as the race for Champions League qualification hots up.

Gunners legend Pires, who faced Spurs many times during his decorated Arsenal career, is tipping Saturday’s clash to be a tight one, but he is tipping Unai Emery’s side to just come out on top.

Speaking in an interview with bwin, Pires said: “Arsenal will come out on top against Tottenham with a win this weekend.

“I think it will be a very close game with nothing in it, but Arsenal will edge it 2-1.

“This is a great test for [Unai] Emery as Arsenal haven’t done the double over Tottenham for many years now and as a manager, it’s a great way to get all the fans right behind you.”

Emery has been tasked with steering Arsenal back into the top four this season after their finished outside the Champions League qualification spots in Arsene Wenger’s final two campaigns in charge.

The Gunners ended up in sixth place and without a trophy last season under Wenger.

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