Harry Redknapp thinks one Arsenal player could ‘run riot’ vs Tottenham in North London Derby

Harry Redknapp anticipates that an Arsenal player could wreak havoc against Tottenham Hotspur in their upcoming match on Sunday afternoon.

Today’s clash in the North London Derby stands out as the most significant fixture for both teams in the current season.

Ange Postecoglou’s squad aims to strike a substantial blow to Arsenal’s championship aspirations while keeping their own hopes for a top-four finish alive through a victory.

Tottenham hasn’t seen action in the last two weeks following a hefty 4-0 loss against Newcastle, while Arsenal has been active, securing a 2-0 victory at Molineux and a resounding 5-0 win over Chelsea at the Emirates recently.

Clearly, Arsenal enters this encounter with more momentum than their rivals.

Moreover, Mikel Arteta will likely have most of his key players available for selection, with Jurrien Timber being the only potential doubt.

In contrast, Spurs will be without Destiny Udogie, and according to Harry Redknapp, this absence might benefit Bukayo Saka from Arsenal.

Speaking to The Sun, the former Tottenham manager expressed concerns about Udogie’s unavailability due to injury, emphasizing his importance despite not always grabbing headlines.

Redknapp stressed the significance of Spurs finding a solution to cope without Udogie, especially in countering Saka’s threat.

He suggested that Ben Davies might fill in at left-back, but Spurs must focus on nullifying Saka’s impact, possibly by deploying a defensively minded player to support Davies and prevent Saka from causing havoc.

Saka has a decent track record against Tottenham, contributing to four goals in eight North London derbies, including a penalty earlier this season in a 2-2 draw at the Emirates.

With Davies likely to feature at left-back, Saka could see an opportunity to exploit his vulnerabilities in that position.

Davies has struggled in that role this season, which could be an area Arsenal seeks to exploit, especially given their strength on the right flank with players like Ben White, Martin Odegaard, and Saka forming a potent combination.