Arsenal thrashed Spurs 4-2 on the back of a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang brace. There were plenty of highlights from the match – Auba’s curling strike from the edge of the 18, Laca’s game-winning deflected effort while falling – but the most enjoyable came late on when Lucas Torreira lashed the ball into the back of the net for his first in an Arsenal jersey.The new season for Tottenham has been defined by highs and lows. To their credit, Spurs’ had a very successful transfer window which saw them bring in some elite players in the midfield in Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso while also prying the promising young Ryan Sessegnon away from Fulham.Despite the improvements, Mauricio Pochettino’s squad has continued a puzzling run of performances in the league that began late last season.After winning their home opener against Aston Villa, they drew Manchester City and then lost at home to Newcastle. Their four points has them three behind Arsenal and sitting 7th in the (albeit very early) table. Regardless, you can be assured that all of that will be thrown out of the window when Spurs take the short trip to the Emirates.Arsenal have a very real possibility of distancing themselves from the rest of the other teams chasing top four spots, and a victory today would put them five points clear of their rivals and in control of third place. A draw or a loss would further stoke the flames of discontent that had been only recently somewhat pacified.Tottenham may find inspiration in north London where they could not last week to Newcastle. Mesut Özil is available but it would be a surprise if he features in the starting lineup considering the likelihood of Unai Emery selecting Nicolas Pépé, Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in an attempt to overpower Spurs.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur faceoff today at the Emirates Stadium with both points and pride at stake. In recent times, Tottenham have usurped the Gunners as the preeminent team in North London, reaching the Champions League final last season and regularly finishing top four place in the league.On the other hand, Arsenal have struggled to keep up with the pacesetters in the league with last week’s 3-1 loss to Liverpool showing just how far they still have to go to compete with the best.Today however presents Arsenal another chance to show their pedigree and top four potential with last year’s affair at the Emirates serving as motivation.
Former coach of Handball national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Halid Demirovic, rated yesterday’s victory in Qatar as a historical one, in a talk for klix.ba“First half was full of anxiety. Still it was the first game and it didn’t seem hat they were playing as agreed. At the beginning we had a lot of turnovers and Iran used them in one large pace, too big will and thanks to our mistakes in attacking. That led to the result of 16: 12, but coach Markovic surely found right words at the half- time“, said Demirovic for klix.ba referring to the results of Markovic’ s intervention in the locker room.“In the second half we saw that the defense played great, we were scoring from simple counterattacks, and the attack was more organized and that’s how Bosnia came to the series of 7: 0. It was historical victory and it is very important for the self- confidence and motivation before todays match against Austria“, said Demirovic.(Source: klix.ba/ photo oslobodjenje)
Coach of the national football team of BiH, Mehmed Bazdarevic, summarizing the whole year that is about to end, said that he is satisfied with performance, starting from the players, coaching staff and Football Federation of BiH.This year, the Dragons played nine matches and recorded six wins with one draw and two defeats. The year started with two victories in friendly matches against Luxembourg and Switzerland, and the first defeat came in the match against Spain.The national team of BiH had a successful performance at the Kirin Cup in Japan this year, where they won the first place with somewhat altered composition and without several standard national team players. They won against Denmark in the semi-finals after penalty shoot-out and in the finals they won against selection of Japan, lead by BH expert Vahid Halilhodzic.Encouraged by excellent performances and good results, football players of BiH started qualifications for the World Cup in Russia in September and won against the team of Estonia with the score 5: 0 in the first leg in Zenica.After four matches, BiH has seven points and it is in the 3rd place with two wins, one draw and a defeat. Our team is lagging behind the second-placed Greece by three points and five points behind leaders in Group H, the team of Belgium.He also commented on two top BH team members who play for Juventus and Roma, Miralem Pjanic and Edin Dzeko, noting that he is satisfied with their game. He said that the two of them did their best in a representative jersey, and that they contribute a lot to their clubs.He underlined that the expectations for the coming year are great, but that all of them have to be stronger. As he said, he expects from his players to be at the top of their game.BiH will play next match within the qualification for the World Cup in Russia in 2018 on the 25th of March, when it will be host to Gibraltar. Then we will welcome Greece in Zenica (June 9), then play guest match with Cyprus (August 31), and Gibraltar (September 3). In the last two qualifiers, Bazdarevic chose to host Belgium on the 7th of October, and three days later qualifications will be finished in Estonia.(Source: faktor.ba)