Tottenham Hotspur manager Ange Postecoglou has brought a vibrant playing style to the club, leading to their best start to a top-flight season in 57 years. However, their upcoming match against Arsenal will be the true test of their progress. Both teams are on 13 points and Arsenal will be eager to assert their dominance over their local rivals. Despite the anticipation surrounding the North London derby, Tottenham’s fine start needs to be proven beyond doubt. While their victories over Manchester United and other relatively weaker teams have been impressive, the match against Arsenal will provide a clearer picture of their revival under Postecoglou. Tottenham’s poor record at The Emirates, where they haven’t won in 13 years, adds to the challenge they face. Although their home record against Arsenal is better, recent results have shown Arsenal’s superiority. Last season, Arsenal finished above Tottenham, highlighting the contrasting trajectories of the two clubs. Arsenal’s strong start to the season, including a 4-0 victory over PSV Eindhoven, adds to the difficulty of the upcoming derby. However, Tottenham fans have reason to believe in their team again, with a coherent and attacking style of play under Postecoglou. The signings of James Maddison, Guglielmo Vicario, and Yves Bissouma have strengthened the squad and provided a sense of optimism. Meanwhile, Manchester City, the league leaders with a perfect record, have the opportunity to extend their lead when they face Nottingham Forest. Liverpool, Tottenham, and Arsenal, all on 13 points, will also be in action. Manchester United will aim to avoid a third consecutive league defeat, while bottom club Luton Town seeks their first point against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
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