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Tottenham v Arsenal: last season’s improvement and the home / away record

The story so far…

By Bulldog Drummond

Tottenham beat us to seventh place by a point last season of course – and if you are a regular reader you’ll know we’ve made much of the change that took place in during the course of last season. 

Up to Christmas we were doing pretty badly indeed…

P Team P W D L F A GD Pts
6 Tottenham Hotspur 14 7 4 3 25 14 11 25
15 Arsenal 14 4 2 8 12 18 -6 14

with Tottenham already 11 points and 17 goals in GD better off, leaving them nine places ahead.  But our season was a season of three thirds (or something like that) and for the last two thirds of the season we did somewhat better than them.

P Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Manchester City 24 20 0 4 62 20 42 60
2 Arsenal 24 14 5 5 43 21 22 47
3 Manchester United 24 13 8 3 43 21 22 47
4 West Ham United 24 13 5 6 41 28 13 44
5 Chelsea 24 12 6 6 29 22 7 42
6 Leicester City 24 11 6 7 42 33 9 39
7 Liverpool 24 11 5 8 32 23 38
8 Tottenham Hotspur 24 11 4 9 43 31 12 37

We performed better than they did in the final two thirds of the season, (in fact better than anyone except Manchester City) – although interestingly during the final two thirds both scored the same number of goals.

So the issue, aside from the technical point about referees and yellow cards made in the previous post is one relating to whether Arsenal pick up the style of the last two thirds of last season, or of the first third of last season.  If it is the first third, they’ll knock us about a bit; if it is the last two thirds, we should see them off.

As for the transfers so far Arsenal have brought in

  • Nuno Tavares: Defender — from Benfica.  £6.8m
  • Albert Sambi Lokonga: Midfielder — from Anderlecht. £17.2m
  • Ben White: Defender — from Brighton.  £50m

Tottenham Hotspur have brought in

  • Pierluigi Gollini: Goalkeeper — from Atalanta on loan
  • Bryan Gil: Winger — from Sevilla.  £21.6m

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  • Cristian Romero: Defender — from Atalanta.  £46.7m

Data from the Guardian

Back to our data, and Tottenham’s home record last season was very much like Arsenal’s away performance:

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 Tottenham Hotspur home 19 10 3 6 35 20 15 33
7 Arsenal away 19 10 3 6 31 18 13 33

which if it continues should make us easily matched.

And a little quiz question to while away a few seconds.   There has never been a competitive game between the two sides where one club has scored more than six goals, and only one game between Arsenal and Tottenham has involved one of the sides scoring six goals.  Any idea when the six goals game was?   Answer at the end.

And while you are contemplating that here are the latest match changes.

Brighton & Hove Albion v Arsenal
Saturday, October 2
Kick off: 5.30pm (originally 3pm)
Live on: SKY SPORTS

Arsenal v Crystal Palace
Monday, October 18 (originally Saturday, October 16)
Kick off: 8pm
Live on: SKY SPORTS

Arsenal v Aston Villa
Friday, October 22 (originally Saturday, October 23)
Kick off: 8pm
Live on: SKY SPORTS

Leicester City v Arsenal
Saturday, October 30
Kick off: 12.30pm (originally 3pm)
Live on: BT SPORT

More on the game against Tottenham tomorrow.  Meanwhile the answer to the little quiz above is 6 March 1935, Tottenham Hotspur 0 Arsenal 6, League Division One.  If one looks at the final league table for that season shown below, one finds a reason…

Pos Team P W D L F A GAv Pts
1 Arsenal 42 23 12 7 115 46 2.500 58
2 Sunderland 42 19 16 7 90 51 1.765 54
3 Sheffield Wednesday 42 18 13 11 70 64 1.094 49
4 Manchester City 42 20 8 14 82 67 1.224 48
5 Grimsby Town 42 17 11 14 78 60 1.300 45
6 Derby County 42 18 9 15 81 66 1.227 45
7 Liverpool 42 19 7 16 85 88 0.966 45
8 Everton 42 16 12 14 89 88 1.011 44
9 West Bromwich Albion 42 17 10 15 83 83 1.000 44
10 Stoke City 42 18 6 18 71 70 1.014 42
11 Preston North End 42 15 12 15 62 67 0.925 42
12 Chelsea 42 16 9 17 73 82 0.890 41
13 Aston Villa 42 14 13 15 74 88 0.841 41
14 Portsmouth 42 15 10 17 71 72 0.986 40
15 Blackburn Rovers 42 14 11 17 66 78 0.846 39
16 Huddersfield Town 42 14 10 18 76 71 1.070 38
17 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 15 8 19 88 94 0.936 38
18 Leeds United 42 13 12 17 75 92 0.815 38
19 Birmingham City 42 13 10 19 63 81 0.778 36
20 Middlesbrough 42 10 14 18 70 90 0.778 34
21 Leicester City 42 12 9 21 61 86 0.709 33
22 Tottenham Hotspur 42 10 10 22 54 93 0.581 30

More anon.

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