Arsenal: Holding issues new warning over crucial Tottenham derby clash

Arsenal are currently fourth in the Premier League table, two points ahead of fifth-placed Spurs with four games left this season.

The rivals are set to play each other for a week on Thursday (May 12) in a match that is billed as one of the biggest North London derbies in recent history.

Holding admits the Arsenal squad are well aware that the match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will have a huge say in who qualifies for the Champions League, but the centre-back has also urged his team-mates not to leave him alone. entertain when visiting Leeds. the Emirates on Sunday.

“We have to take it one game at a time,” Holding said standard sports, when asked about the North London Derby. “Obviously we have Leeds at the weekend and it’s always an intense game.

“They come to bring energy. It will be a difficult match, but we are at home with the fans behind us and we can try to score three more points.

Rob Holding has warned Arsenal not to look beyond Leeds with a crucial North London derby looming

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“Then the following week on Thursday we have Tottenham, so that’s what will happen and it should be a good game.”

Arsenal and Tottenham have been neck and neck in the race for the top four, and they momentarily swapped places on Sunday after Spurs beat Leicester early in the kick-off.

The Gunners responded by beating West Ham and have now won three games in a row after initially losing the same number of games in early April.

Those wins have come against Chelsea, Manchester United and West Ham, with Holding partly blaming the turnaround on Arsenal supporters sticking with the team through a difficult time.

“I think since Mikel [Arteta] happened, there was a big change in mentality and connection with the fans,” he said. “I think on Sunday the fans were amazing again and they have been for the last two weeks, in terms of away games and home games.

“That’s why our results are correct since those three we lost. We bounced back and they stayed by our side. It could have been an easy point to turn against us, but they stuck with us and we’ve had three good results now.


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