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Postecoglou believes Spurs is ready for Arsenal’s test


Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou believes that Sunday's north London derby against Arsenal will be a fantastic challenge for his team, who have made a strong start to the season by remaining unbeaten and currently sitting in second place in the Premier League, two spots ahead of Arsenal, with four wins from their first five matches.


Tottenham's season started with minimal expectations due to Harry Kane's transfer to Bayern Munich and concerns about former Celtic manager Postecoglou's ability to adjust to the Premier League.


However, Postecoglou has proven those concerns wrong by leading a high-scoring team, with 13 goals in five league games, which is a refreshing change from the previous reign of Antonio Conte. A win against Arsenal, their first since 2010, would mark another important milestone in Tottenham's progress under Postecoglou.


“From our perspective, it’s a great challenge for us as a football team that’s beginning on a journey and trying to have an identity on the way we play,” he said on Friday.

“There’s no greater test than playing one of the top teams in the country away from home, who also happens to be your biggest rival.”


However, Postecoglou has proven those concerns wrong by leading a high-scoring team, with 13 goals in five league games, which is a refreshing change from the previous reign of Antonio Conte. A win against Arsenal, their first since 2010, would mark another important milestone in Tottenham's progress under Postecoglou.


Arsenal is considered one of the top contenders for the title this season, having come close to winning it from Manchester City last year and making an impressive unbeaten start to the current campaign


Postecoglou understands the significance of a victory against Arsenal, but he is more focused on the quality of the performance rather than just the outcome. He wants to see how much of their style of play they can showcase against a top opponent. This will be a good indicator of their progress, considering they are still in the early stages of building a new team. There are similarities between the rebuilding work Postecoglou is doing at Tottenham and the progress achieved by Arteta at Arsenal over the past four years.


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