Arsenal vs. Tottenham: Premier League – Match Preview

The first North London derby of the season takes place on Sunday as Arsenal host local rivals Tottenham.

Arsenal have won back to back league games, edging past Burnley last time out thanks to a superb Martin Odegaard free-kick.

In midweek they eased past AFC Wimbledon in the Carabao Cup and will face Leeds in the Fourth Round.

Spurs needed penalties to beat Wolves, with Harry Kane among the scorers in an entertaining 2-2 draw.

They did suffer a second consecutive 3-0 defeat in the league though, as they were easily beaten by Chelsea.

Premier League form: Arsenal W2 D0 L3; Tottenham W3 D0 L2
Premier League top scorers
Arsenal – Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Martin Odegaard 1 goal each
Tottenham – Heung Min Son 2 goals

Match history
The home teams won both meetings last term, with Arsenal recovering to beat Spurs 2-1 at the Emirates, despite Erik Lamela’s superb rabona.

Spurs have a poor record away to their closest rivals, winning just two of the last 27 in all competitions.

Last five Premier League meetings
Arsenal 2 Tottenham 1 – 14/03/21
Tottenham 2 Arsenal 0 – 06/12/20
Tottenham 2 Arsenal 1 – 12/07/20
Arsenal 2 Tottenham 2 – 01/09/19
Tottenham 1 Arsenal 1 – 02/03/19

Team news
Nicolas Pepe may drop with Granit Xhaka available again following a three match suspension.

Mikel Arteta has confirmed he has a fully fit squad available to him, meaning Kieran Tierney will continue.

Steven Bergwijn and Ryan Sessegnon are the only two confirmed absentees for Spurs, although Lucas Moura is a doubt.

Having started on the left against Chelsea, expect Kane to move centrally on Sunday.

Expected starting XI’s
Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Ramsdale; Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney; Xhaka, Partey; Saka, Odegaard, Smith-Rowe; Aubameyang
Tottenham (4-3-3): Lloris; Emerson, Romero, Dier, Reguilon; Hojbjerg, Skipp, Dele; Son, Kane, Gil


Result: Arsenal
Arsenal have won their last two matches, whilst Spurs have lost their last two

Correct Score: 1-0
Arsenal have won both their last two by one goal to nil, whilst Spurs have scored just three goals in five league games

Anytime Goalscorer: Pierre Emerick Aubameyang
Aubameyang has seven goals in 11 matches against Tottenham

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