Tottenham finds themselves in an enviable position as they approach the North London Derby against Arsenal this Sunday.
With the exception of Manchester City, no other team has accumulated more points in the Premier League than Ange Postecoglou’s squad in their last five matches.
Furthermore, only one other team, Brighton, has managed to score more than Tottenham’s impressive 13 goals so far this season.
On and off the pitch, Spurs have undergone a remarkable transformation, earning themselves the status of neutrals’ favorites during this early phase of the season.
As they prepare to face Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, a ground where positive memories have been scarce in recent years, Postecoglou and his team couldn’t ask for a better buildup.
Postecoglou’s charismatic and forthright approach, as seen in his recent interactions with fans at a club forum event, continues to garner support from fans worldwide.
Nevertheless, his ultimate desire is to secure his team’s first Premier League victory at the Emirates Stadium since 2010.
In terms of squad readiness, Tottenham has received a boost with the return of summer signing Alejo Veliz, who finally made his debut for the Under-21 side after overcoming an injury.
While it remains uncertain whether Veliz will feature in the squad for the North London Derby, Postecoglou emphasized the importance of letting him settle and regain match fitness.
Another positive development is the return of Rodrigo Bentancur, the Uruguayan midfielder who is on the path to recovery from injury.
Although he is not yet ready to join full training sessions, his presence on the training pitch is a promising step towards his return.
However, Tottenham will be without several players for the upcoming match, including long-term absentees Bryan Gil and Ryan Sessegnon.
Ivan Perisic, who suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury in training, is expected to be sidelined for the remainder of the season, leaving a significant void in the squad.
Despite this setback, Postecoglou remains optimistic about the team’s prospects and expressed his confidence in Perisic’s eventual comeback.
With most of his key players available, the Tottenham manager is gearing up for what promises to be a crucial North London Derby, where every member of his squad may be called upon to contribute to the team’s success.