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Arsenal get extra motivation to beat Tottenham with Premier League record in sight

Arsenal are well motivated to beat Tottenham on Sunday with the Premier League title on the line and could also create history

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Arsenal enter their upcoming match against Tottenham Hotspur with the Premier League title within reach, providing substantial motivation for victory. However, beyond the title aspirations, there are additional incentives awaiting the Gunners should they triumph on Sunday.

Following their recent 2-0 victory over Wolves, Arsenal have achieved six consecutive clean sheets away from home, establishing a new club record. This impressive defensive feat began after Taiwo Awoniyi of Nottingham Forest scored the last away goal against Arsenal in a 2-1 win at the City Ground. 

Since then, they have faced tough opponents including West Ham United, Burnley, Sheffield United, Manchester City, Brighton & Hove Albion, and Wolves, emerging unscathed from each encounter.

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With this streak, Arsenal are on the verge of equaling the Premier League record of seven successive away clean sheets, previously achieved by Chelsea and Manchester United in the same season. Chelsea accomplished this feat between September and December 2008, while Manchester United replicated it between November 2008 and February 2009.

However, to match these accomplishments, Arsenal must overcome a historical challenge. Despite their victory at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last season, Arsenal have never managed back-to-back clean sheets in successive trips to Tottenham in their league history.

Goalkeeper David Raya is poised to rise to the occasion, nearing the Premier League Golden Glove award with 15 clean sheets this season, three more than his closest rival, Everton’s Jordan Pickford.

Both teams have four more matches remaining, with Everton set to face Brentford on Saturday. If Pickford concedes a goal and Raya maintains a clean sheet against Spurs, he will claim the honor, joining previous Arsenal recipients Wojciech Szczesny and Petr Cech.

As the anticipation builds for the crucial clash against Tottenham, Arsenal seek not only victory but also the opportunity to etch their name in history with a resilient defensive performance at their rival’s home ground.

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