Ben Foster has backed Tottenham Hotspur to pick up a rare win over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
Foster has been speaking on That’s Football and has given his predictions for this weekend’s Premier League fixtures.
Both Mikel Arteta and Ange Postecoglou have enjoyed brilliant starts to the new campaign.
Postecoglou has Tottenham sitting second in the league after picking up four wins from their opening five games.
Arteta boasts the same record, with Arsenal only dropping points at home to Fulham before the international break.
But Ben Foster has backed Tottenham to pick up their first win in the league at the Emirates Stadium since 2011.
Foster predicts North London Derby
Foster was joined by fellow host Mark Goldbridge, who backed Arsenal to pick up yet another home win over their bitter rivals.
But Foster believes Ange Postecoglou’s men will secure a surprise win on Sunday.
“Alright, I’m going to go Spurs win then,” the former Manchester United goalkeeper said.
“This is so hard to call, by the way. This is going to be a good game, I cannot wait.
He added: “I’m going to go Spurs win. I like it. Ange ball.”
This weekend’s game against Arsenal should provide a real indicator of where Postecoglou’s Tottenham are at this season.
Spurs have picked up some brilliant wins over the likes of Manchester United, Burnley and Bournemouth. But Arsenal will undoubtedly provide their most difficult test of the campaign so far.
Arteta’s side seem to have rediscovered their best form just in time too as they thrashed PSV last night.
In our view, Arsenal may just have a bit too much for Tottenham on Sunday and will pick up a narrow 2-1 win.
Son Heung-min has sent a message of support to his Tottenham Hotspur teammate Ivan Perisic after the club confirmed the winger has picked up an injury yesterday.
Tottenham announced on Wednesday that Perisichas suffered a complex Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury (ACL) to his right knee.
The 34-year-old picked up the injury during a non-contact training session and is set to undergo surgery.
Fabrizio Romano has since claimed that Perisic faces a five to six-month spell on the sidelines.
It’s a significant blow for Spurs given Perisic has proven to be an important squad player for Ange Postecoglou so far this season.
And his Tottenham teammates have rallied around him after the news, including club captain Son Heung-min.
Son sends message to Perisic
Son took to Instagram on Thursday morning and posted a heartfelt message of support to Perisic.
He wrote: “Brother, we feel for you so much. We feel your pain too.
“I’ll be waiting for you, already a great player, to come back even stronger than ever.”
Indeed, the Croatian veteran provided an assist in Tottenham’s stunning comeback win over Sheffield United last weekend.
Postecoglou boasts a wealth of attacking options and is set to be boosted by the return of Bryan Gil soon. But Perisic provides Spurs with a different type of forward player and a unique skill set, particularly his ability to pick out his man in the box.
Nevertheless, Postecoglou should have the required depth to deal with Perisic’s absence, especially after signing Brennan Johnson.
Ian Wright has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur star Richarlison will explode once he finds the right connection with Spurs fans.
The Brazilian has had a really difficult time in a Tottenham shirt since he joined them from Everton last year. He was up there with the worst signings of that window, but we all know he’s a hugely talented player.
Ian Wright thinks Tottenham star Richarlison could explode soon
Tottenham signed Richarlison last year in a deal worth a mammoth £60 million (Sky Sports).
The Brazilian was Everton’s best player during his time there, and he was expected to have a similar impact at Tottenham, where he is surrounded by better players.
However, Richarlison had a shocking campaign last time out. He scored once in the Premier League all season, and he didn’t have a great start to this campaign either.
The 26-year-old finally broke his duck for the season with a goal against Sheffield United in that crazy game last weekend. He received a lot of love from Spurs fans after the game, and Ian Wrightbelieves that is key to his success.
The Arsenal legend claimed that once Tottenham supporters fully back Richarlison, he’s going to explode for them in the Premier League.
He said on Wrighty’s House podcast: “All he has to do now to get legendary status now at Tottenham, is score a goal or even a winning goal. That’s it. Richarlison would be safe for life in the eyes of Tottenham fans.
“You have to embrace him and love him as yours. It’s like myself – when you’ve got fans that love you, it doesn’t matter what the rest of them say to you. You’ll always be protected by the fans.
“I think once Richarlison gets that connection properly with Tottenham fans, we’re going to see dynamite from this guy.”
Everyone knows Richarlison is an incredibly talented footballer.
The Brazilian can play anywhere across the front line, has a brilliant work ethic, and can score goals with his feet as well as his head. He really is an excellent player, but for one reason or another, things just have not worked out for him at Tottenham.
The fantastic cameo against Sheffield United last week should give Richarlison a ton of confidence, and what better game to play in next than the North London Derby?!
If Richarlison can bag a goal against Arsenal, he will become an instant hero to Tottenham fans.