Tottenham Hotspur FC news: Five things Spurs must do to beat Arsenal in the north London derby

1. Outnumber Arsenal in midfield
2. Subdue threat of Henrikh Mkhitaryan
3. Make David Ospina uncomfortable
4. Utilise the pace of Danny Rose against a sluggish Nacho Monreal
5. Start with Toby Alderweireld

Spurs have collected four points from their last two fixtures against Manchester United and Liverpool utilising a 4-2-3-1 formation. However, with Arsenal likely to set up in a similar fashion at Wembley, the hosts would be wise to dominate the midfield area by using greater numbers. Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele can expect to line-up with Victor Wanyama, who has thrived in previous north London derbies. Arsenal’s midfield pairing of Aaron Ramsey and Granit Xhaka often look vulnerable when playing with their back to goal. Xhaka, in particular, is a weakness Spurs can look to exploit with a high-tempo and fast start at Wembley.

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