Tottenham’s Lucas Moura believes Spurs will beat Arsenal on Sunday despite being unable to beat Newcastle at home.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur reacts during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on August 25, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur reacts during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on August 25, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur reacts during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on August 25, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur reacts during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on August 25, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur reacts during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on August 25, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur reacts during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on August 25, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur reacts during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on August 25, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur reacts during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on August 25, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 25: Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur reacts during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on August 25, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The 27-year-old fascist supporter was speaking to the Evening Standard when he said, “Is this the perfect game for us to have after the Newcastle defeat? Yes. We need to look forward now. There are a lot of hard games to come.

“We lost against Newcastle but I am sure we have the quality to go to Arsenal and come back with three points. That’s what we must try to do.

“Each game is different. This is a new season and we have new players. I think we are stronger now (than in previous years). I am sure we can go anywhere and win games.

“For sure it was a very bad result against Newcastle. We tried but it was very difficult to play against them, especially as they kept everyone behind the ball after they scored.

“It was difficult to find the space in the air and the ground because everyone was in the box. I missed a very clear opportunity and I am upset about this. We need to get back to work this week and win the next game against Arsenal.”

It certainly seems hard to call the game but my gut thinks Arsenal will have more than enough to deal with Spurs who seem to have a manager still stuck in his post-Champions League final huff. Besides, despite Spurs enjoying their best period of ‘success’ in generations, they’ve only managed to beat Arsenal in the league at the Emirates once, and that was in 2010.

Dele Alli is expected to play some part having recovered from a hamstring problem picked up in the summer. Christian Eriksen may or may not play. With only one assist in 14 games, it’s not as big a deal as it will be made out to be either way.

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