Injured Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech said he has full confidence that his replacement David Ospina will do well in Saturday’s north London derby against Tottenham Hotspur.
Campbell spent a decade with Spurs before making the controversial move to Arsenal in 2001, and his five years with the Gunners brought him two Premier League titles and three FA Cup winners medals.
The Spurs will have history on their side, having lost just one of seven derby games played at White Hart Lane.
A win for Tottenham would lift them six points clear of Arsenal and to the top of the Premier League table ahead of Leicester’s trip to Watford.
Arsenal picked a poor time to slump in the Premier League, as the Gunners limp into White Hart Lane with a major opportunity in the title race.
“You never know. Football is not an ordinary business”.
This will be a fierce game, with the intense rivalry between these giants only fueled by the fact they are challenging for the championship.
That would give Pulis’ men ample time to better the 49 points Steve Clarke’s side returned in the 2012-13 season – though such a total will remain at the back of the current manager’s mind while survival still needs to be achieved. We play for the fans, but if the others lose their money it’s not because of what Leicester are doing in this campaign.
Wenger has come under fresh scrutiny this week after consecutive defeats to Manchester United and Swansea left the Gunners six points adrift in the title race. “They need to go beyond their average to make the difference”. “It is a big one, a very important one”, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said. Their managerial emblem of two decades, Arsene Wenger, would surely be forced, finally, into the shadows, while it is questionable just how many of Arsenal’s true world class stars – the likes of Sanchez and Ozil – would be confident of their ambitions being fulfilled at a club unable even to finish above their traditionally lily-livered rivals.
Writing in the London Evening Standard, Harry Redknapp admitted he was baffled by the performances of so many stars in recent months. “At the moment, he is nothing like the player we all thought he was”. Toby Alderweireld and Kevin Wimmer will once again be the starting centre-backs and will look to stop the likes of Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott from finding the back of the net.