Arsenal vs. Tottenham: Premier League – Match Preview

The first North London derby of the season takes place on Saturday as Arsenal entertain their local rivals Tottenham.

Both sides have made very good starts to the campaign, with Spurs third in the table and Arsenal the early pace setters.

Arsenal recorded a comfortable 3-0 win away at Brentford prior to the international break, with William Saliba among the scorers again.

Gabriel Jesus doubled their lead, before Fabio Vieira opened his Arsenal account with a superb long range effort.

Tottenham recovered from an early goal down to thrash Leicester City 6-2, with Heung Min Son scoring a hat-trick having come on as a second half substitute.

Harry Kane, Eric Dier and Rodrigo Bentancur scored the other goals as Spurs extended their unbeaten run in the league to 13 matches.

Premier League form: Arsenal W4 D0 L1; Tottenham W4 D1 L0
Premier League top scorers
Arsenal – Gabriel Jesus 4 goals
Tottenham – Harry Kane 6 goals

Match history
Both sides won the home meeting last season, with Arsenal recording a comfortable 3-1 win at the Emirates thanks to an electric start.

There hasn’t been an away victory in this fixture in the league since 2014 and Spurs haven’t won at the Emirates in this competition since 2010.

Last five Premier League meetings
Tottenham 3 Arsenal 0 – 12/05/22
Arsenal 3 Tottenham 0 – 26/09/21
Arsenal 2 Tottenham 1 – 14/03/21
Tottenham 2 Arsenal 0 – 06/12/20
Tottenham 2 Arsenal 1 – 12/07/20

Team news
Martin Odegaard featured for Norway during the international break so will be fine to return here for the Gunners.

They will likely also get Thomas Partey and Oleksandar Zinchenko back from injuries with the pair training during the break.

Hugo Lloris will be touch and go whether he can feature for Tottenham here having withdrew from international duty.

Heung Min Son is likely to return to the XI following his hat-trick last time out.

Expected starting XI’s
Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Ramsdale; White, Gabriel, Saliba, Zinchenko; Partey, Xhaka; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Jesus

Tottenham (3-4-3): Lloris; Romero, Dier, Lenglet; Royal, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Perisic; Son, Kane, Kulusevski


Result: Arsenal
Arsenal have won five of their last six home league matches against their biggest rival

Correct Score: 2-1
Seven of the last eight meetings at the Emirates have seen both teams score, with Arsenal are yet to keep a clean sheet at the Emirates this season and Spurs are yet to fail to score

Anytime Goalscorer: Gabriel Jesus
Jesus has made a good start to the season and will fancy his chances of scoring again here

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