SPURS made the Champions League final last season. They finished above Arsenal.2 Unai Emery will go head to head against Mauricio Pochettino in the North London derbyCredit: Getty Images – GettyThey were supposed to be building for a better future, a title-winning one, with trophy filled open-top buses rolling past their shiny new 60,000 seater bowl.Fast forward 90 days.The manager looks utterly dejected. He’s fallen out with Jan Vertonghen. Christian Eriksen, Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose, Serge Aurier are all rumoured to be nearing an exit. All very important players that would make a sad dent on their squad and ambitions. Additionally, the players are unhappy with the managers’ training and tactics. They are also dealing with an injury pile-up.SPURS LOOK DEJECTEDThe only thing Spurs fans are celebrating at the moment is the six-second pint pours at the stadium bar.Arsenal haven’t been free from bad press. Unai Emery was widely panned for a tactical disaster-class against Liverpool last weekend. This criticism is both fair, because the plan wasn’t very innovative and it didn’t work, but also verging on disingenuous because Liverpool boast an incredible starting 11.The Arsenal manager will not split the fanbase this weekend. Only one outcome is acceptable. Spurs are a club in turmoil and with a little over a year in the job, Emery really has to start delivering big results in big games. If Newcastle can turn them over away from home, Arsenal should be more than capable of taking 3 points at The Emirates.EMERY HAS TO GO FOR THE KILLSpurs are likely without a right-back, Ndombele and Dele Alli are likely out injured, and Eric Dier is also unlikely to feature.Emery has to go for the kill. Nicolas Pepe, his major signing of the summer has shown flashes of brilliance, he needs to be let loose on the wing and be given a mission to destroy. Emery has to play with a positive formation and lift the fans, there should be no deep block, we need to see his ‘play out the back’ idea developed so it’s a tactical weapon versus a weakness, we need to be positive from the off. We need to see a beautiful execution of a clever plan.There is a lot riding on the outcome. Spurs have been in freefall in the league in 2019.Most Read In FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic2The shift in power looked solidified for them for large parts of last season, but with all their turmoil and Arsenal’s positive summer, that might not last long. A big win for Emery will be huge statement, it’ll say that Arsenal aren’t pushing for top four, we’ll be pushing for top three. Unthinkable a year ago, but an attainable reality if Emery can deliver a vision this weekend.