3 key battles which could determine Tottenham vs Arsenal

  • Arsenal come up against Tottenham this weekend
  • Title race aside, it is a MUST win game for bragging rights
  • Here are 3 key battles ahead of Tottenham vs Arsenal
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Pape Sarr vs Martin Odegaard

It is more than likely that Rodrigo Bentancur will be replaced in the Spurs midfield. At least this seems obvious at face-value, given how much Bentancur has cost Spurs in the top-four race after his awful showing at St James Park.

Therefore, Sarr, who has been one of Tottenham's most underrated players this season, is a better fit for them to host Arsenal. A defensive-minded midfielder, he is the best-placed in the Tottenham ranks to battle with Martin Odegaard (it seems like a losing battle from Sarr's perspective, but alas).

Odegaard put in an absolutely incredible showing against Chelsea at home in midweek. The Norwegian international played many world-class passes and dictated the play in a performance he would like to replicate against Spurs. He has had many great performances against the North London rivals but this upcoming one feels more important than most others.

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