Tactical Battles That Will Shape Tottenham Hotspur's Clash with Arsenal

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Tactical Battles That Will Shape Tottenham Hotspur's Clash with Arsenal
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Arsene Wenger and Arsenal travel to White Hart Lane to take on Tim Sherwood's struggling Tottenham Hotspur in the 175th North London derby this weekend, in what is normally one of the defining games of the season. But what are the key tactical battles that will decide the match?

The world will have barely caught its breath following the early Premier League kick-off between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford before the blood and thunder of the North London derby takes hold.

Both Arsenal and Spurs struggled badly in European competition this week. The Gunners were second best to Bayern Munich in the Champions League and Spurs were utterly mauled by Benfica in the Europa League. 

Wenger and Sherwood will be looking for a reaction. Although, in the Spurs gaffer's case, he will be looking for a reaction to a reaction after he called his team out after their dismal performance against Chelsea last weekend.

Here, Bleacher Report looks at the key tactical battles that will shape the clash

 

All statistics courtesy of WhoScored.com unless otherwise stated.

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