3. David Raya’s first proper test
Raya has gotten a taste of Champions League football at home and will likely now earn his maiden North London Derby appearance. In his first two matches, he has been very assured without having to do much from a shot-stopping perspective.
Spurs are coming off an impressive come-from-behind victory against Sheffield United where Richarlison looked like he may have picked up his form that we have not seen since he was in an Everton shirt. This isn’t a knock on the Dutch side but I don’t think that PSV have a dynamic attacking player that measures to the quality of Tottenham’s attackers.
The visitors have also been able to enjoy a full week’s rest, so they should be fresh on Sunday afternoon and their exuberance could perhaps catch the Arsenal defence out. The Gunners’ backline has so far performed impressively with Raya between the sticks, but it’ll be a tough ask to completely shun Ange’s side this weekend and thus, Raya could be in for a busy afternoon.
It could be his first proper test.