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Arsenal vs. Tottenham: Premier League – Match Preview

by hisham

The first North London derby of the season takes place on Sunday as Tottenham travel to face Arsenal at the Emirates.

Arsenal were easily beaten last time out at Liverpool, going down to a 3-1 loss at Anfield.

David Luiz had a torrid time up against Mohamed Salah, who scored twice for Liverpool.

Tottenham’s slow start to the season continued as they were surprisingly beaten at home by Newcastle United.

Joelinton’s early goal was the difference, meaning Spurs have just four points from their first three matches.

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Match history
Arsenal took four points off Tottenham last season, winning their home fixture in one of the games of the season.

Spurs led 2-1 at half-time, however Arsenal turned it around and dominated in a 4-2 victory, with Pierre Emerick Aubameyang scoring twice.

Last five Premier League meetings
Tottenham 1 Arsenal 1 – 02/03/19
Arsenal 4 Tottenham 2 – 02/12/18
Tottenham 1 Arsenal 0 – 10/02/18
Arsenal 2 Tottenham 0 – 18/11/17
Tottenham 2 Arsenal 0 – 30/04/17

Over 2.5 goals – 8/13 with Betfair

Team news
Nacho Monreal has completed his move to Real Sociedad, meaning Saed Kolasinac will come in for his first start of the season.

Sunday could be the first time that Unai Emery starts all three of Nicolas Pepe, Alexandre Lacazette and Aubameyang.

Mauricio Pochettino has a dilemma surrounding the likes of Serge Aurier, Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen. Given the importance of the game, expect at least two to start.

Tanguy N’Dombele remains injured, meaning Giovani Le Celso could make his first start.

Expected starting XI’s
Arsenal (4-3-3): Leno; Maitland-Niles, Sokratis, Luiz, Kolasinac; Ceballos, Xhaka, Guendouzi; Pepe, Lacazette, Aubameyang
Tottenham (4-3-3): Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Winks, Sissoko, Le Celso; Eriksen, Kane, Son


Result: Arsenal (13/10 with Bet 365)

Correct Score: 2-1 (9/1 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (11/10 with Betfair)

Odds correct at time of article (31/08, 10:15), they are subject to change

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