Vertonghen talks up two top Arsenal attackers

Jan Vertonghen says that Arsenal's Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez will be the biggest threats to Tottenham Hotspur's defence in the North-London derby.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen has picked out Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck as their two main threats in the North-London derby. 

Spurs take on the Gunners in a match which promises to be a feisty encounter, after the two side's rather disappointing starts to the season.

Neither team have been able to live up to expectations so far, but they will be looking to get back on track at the weekend with a win over their local rivals. 

Vertonghen is likely to be key to Spurs' chances of getting the three points and he has already identified two threats he will be keeping a particularly close eye on during the match. 

“They have got a very good team at the moment with the pace they have got up front with [Danny] Welbeck, who I think is a very good signing, and Alexis [Sanchez] as well," he said to the Tottenham Journal. “They have got a lot of creativity and movement and they are just one of the best teams in the league and very difficult to beat, especially at their ground.”

Sanchez and Welbeck were both brought in to increase the attacking options at the Emirates and fire them up the table. 

Gunners supporters have grown frustrated of continuous fourth-placed finishes, where they have failed to threaten for the title, but there was optimism that they would be able to challenge the leaders this time around.

However, although Sanchez and Welbeck have both made promising starts to their Arsenal careers, the defensive performances from the side are already proving a problem.

Arsene Wenger's team have proven to be vulnerable, as they were last year, against top level opponents and Spurs will be hoping to exploit this weakness at the weekend.

To do so, it will require a much improved performance that their recent displays. Spurs started the campaign with wins against West Ham and QPR, but they have failed to be victorious in the league since and that is a concern. 

It means that there is added importance on his North-London derby and whoever wins will leave the other side extremely low on confidence. 

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