Arsenal and Spurs lock horns in the first North London derby of this season.
Venue: Emirates Stadium
- Arsenal won their last derby game against Spurs months ago and they haven’t won consecutive league games against Tottenham since the 2013/14 season.
- Spurs’ away record against Arsenal leaves a lot to be desired as they have registered only one win out of the last 28 games in the Premier League.
- Mikel Arteta’s side managed to win their last two games in the league while Spurs suffered consecutive defeats.
Head to Head (H2H)
Arsenal have the edge in head to head records with 86 wins while Spurs managed only 66 victories. The two have shared spoils 54 times.
Arsenal (Premier League): L L L W W
Spurs (Premier League): W W W L L
Arsenal endured a terrible start to the season after losing three games in a row including the 3-0 defeat to Chelsea in the London derby.
However, Mikel Arteta’s side have managed to turn things around with back to back wins against Norwich City and Burnley. They further carried their momentum to the Carabao Cup and successfully saw out AFC Wimbledon in the third round fixtures earlier this week.
The Gunner’s confidence level must be sky-high at the moment and they will look to put more pressure on their North London rivals Tottenham on Sunday.
Aaron Ramsdale is turning out to be a revelation for the Gunners as the English goalkeeper has impressed in the last few outings. Besides, Tomiyasu is proving to be a bargain transfer for the Gunners. The greater emphasis will be on youngsters Martin Odegaard and Emile Smith Rowe, who are looking in good nick of form.
Possible line-ups (Arsenal)
Aaron Ramsdale; Tomiyasu, Ben White, Gabriel, Kieran Tierney; Thomas Partey; Nicolas Pepe, Emile Smith Rowe, Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
The new-look Spurs side had a dream start to the season, defeating Manchester City in their first game and added back to back wins.
However, their momentum has dwindled after the consecutive losses in the Premier League against Crystal Palace and Chelsea.
Nuno Santo’s side were below their standards in both the defeats and talisman Harry Kane’s form is an added concern ahead of Sunday’s clash against Arsenal.
Possible line-ups (Tottenham Hotspur):
Hugo Lloris; Tanganga, Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier, Sergi Reguilon; Oliver Skipp, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Dele Alli; Giovanni Lo Celso, Heung-min Son; Harry Kane
Arsenal 2 – 1 Tottenham