Tottenham and Arsenal meet in the North London derby at Wembley on Saturday.
What a game it will be. Spurs are on an impressive 11-match unbeaten stretch in all competitions, and the Arsenal must be feeling confident on the back of the sterling performance in their last game. Who do you have your money on?
As is the norm for Arsenal around this time of year, the Gunners are out of the title race, scrambling for a Champions League qualifying position, and the #WengerOut trend on Twitter has been one to look out for every weekend. Compelling stuff.
When asked on whether this has become the biggest fixture on Arsenal’s radar in the fixture calendar, Arsene Wenger replied:
“It’s the next one, so the next one is the biggest. It is a big game because we are behind in the table and we have to catch up. I must say that personally, it’s more important mathematically for us to come back as quickly as possible, rather than it being emotionally-charged. I’ve known the importance of this game for more than 20 years but for us, it’s an opportunity to come back in the table and get closer to the Champions League spots.”
Arsenal find themselves four points behind Spurs in the race for fourth place- the last champions league spot. A loss would be devastating to their chances.
The Victor Gomes Show
Another sterling performance by the referee everybody hates.
Cape Town City hosted Mamelodi Sundowns at the Cape Town Stadium Friday evening. Before kickoff, City was sitting in the 2nd position on the table only four points behind the log-leading Brazilians.
Cape Town City knew the game was must-win, 3 points would mean they’d only be behind by a single point. Benni McCarthy’s team came out guns blazing which caught Sundowns off-guard as this was later confirmed by assist coach Manqoba Mngqithi in his post-game interview.
But, what started off as a good game slowly began to deteriorate because of the constant interference by the attention-seeking, baldheaded, short man syndrome suffering referee Victor Gomes.
Here is a short list of his decisions that ruined the game:
- He sent Pitso Mosimane off-for no reason.
- He didn’t send Denis Onyango after he Taekwondo front push kicked Thabo Nodada.
- He unnecessarily gave Soumahoro Bangaly a Kobe Bryant death stare.
- and he sent off Robyn Johannes for simply protesting a bogus decision.
A FIFA 18 type assist from Percy Tau to Billiat gave Downs the 1-0 win. For their efforts, Mamelodi Sundowns left Cape Town with 3 points and severe dehydration.
Cape Town City don’t have that ‘thing’
Cape Town City has collected 11 out of a possible 15 points in their last five games, they are second in the table only four points behind Mamelodi Sundowns, and tonight they have the opportunity to narrow the gap to only one point plus BONUS: Thier coach has a lifetime supply of hair relaxer. Why aren’t people taking the Citizens seriously?!
“I don’t worry about Cape Town City,…”
That’s a quote from Pitso Mosimane in reply to a question when he was asked about his level of his concern regarding Cape Town City. To be honest nobody actually thinks Cape Town City can or will win the league. They don’t have that ‘thing’.